Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 34 States in 2012: A 5-Year Follow-Up Period (2012–2017)
National Recidivism and Reentry Data Program
BJS studies are the primary source of national statistics on recidivism and reentry for policymakers and practitioners. BJS has conducted recidivism research throughout its history, with the first publications released in the 1980s. Since then, BJS has expanded the program to include more data sources and improved data collection systems.
BJS uses a combination of surveys and administrative records to study recidivism and reentry. The administrative data include criminal history, probation and parole, state unemployment insurance, wage, and death records. Some research includes linking survey...
Recidivism of Sex Offenders Released from State Prison: A 9-Year Follow-Up (2005-14)
Collecting and Processing Multistate Criminal-History Data for Statistical Analysis
2018 Update on Prisoner Recidivism: A 9-Year Follow-up Period (2005-2014)
Recidivism of Offenders Placed on Federal Community Supervision in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010
Multistate Criminal History Patterns of Prisoners Released in 30 States
Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 30 States in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010 - Update
FY 2011 State Justice Statistics Program Research Project
A Recidivism Study of Federal Offenders On Community Supervision
Recidivism of Sex Offenders Released from Prison in 1994
Recidivism Survey of Felons on Probation
The one-time survey provided national estimates of the recidivism rate of felons sentenced to probation in selected years. In the survey, samples of convicted felons placed on probation were tracked for three years, and data were compiled on the percentage of them who were are rearrested, reconvicted, or reimprisoned for new crimes within the three-year follow-up period. The various recidivism measures were based on official...
Recidivism of State Prisoners
BJS uses criminal history records to study the number and types of crimes committed by state prisoners both prior to and following their release. The first study tracked a sample of state prisoners released in 11 states in 1983, and the second study followed a sample of state prisoners released in 15 states in 1994. Both studies had a 3-year follow-up period. The latest study...