CSO Probation Recidivism Figures

The CSO has published the 2008 figures on probation recidivism figures.

  • Over 40% of persons on probation re-offend within three years;
  • The recidivism rate was slightly lower for those on Community Service Orders (38.4% versus 42.3% of those on probation orders);
  • In 2008, 3,761 persons received either CSOs or probation orders;
  • Recidivism rates were higher for males than females, and were higher for younger persons;
  • Recidivism rates varied by offence;
  • The overall recidivism rate had fallen since 2007, from 48.9% to 41% overall;

See the report here.

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