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Reentry Trends in the U.S.

Recidivism

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Percent of released prisoners rearrested within 3 years, by offense, 1983 and 1994

  All released prisoners Violent Property Drug Public-order
           
1983 62.5% 59.6% 68.1% 50.4% 54.6%
1994 67.5    61.7    73.8    66.7   62.2   

Sources: BJS, Recidivism of Prisoners released in 1994, June, 2002



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