Mariel Alper, Ph.D., Matthew R. Durose, BJS Statisticians
May 30, 2019 NCJ 251773
This study compares released prisoners whose most serious commitment offense was rape or sexual assault to all other released prisoners, in terms of their characteristics and recidivism patterns. It is BJS's first recidivism study on sex offenders with a 9-year follow-up period. It tracks a representative sample of prisoners released in 2005 in 30 states (these states were responsible for 77% of all state prisoners released nationwide) and examines their arrests through 2014. The source data are from prisoner records reported by state departments of corrections to BJS's National Corrections Reporting Program and criminal-history records from the FBI's Interstate Identification Index and state repositories via the International Justice and Public Safety Network.
Within 9 years of their release from prison in 2005—
Part of the Recidivism of Prisoners Released Series
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