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37% of Criminals Released From Prison Get Re-Arrested Within ONE YEAR

Posted on | July 30, 2021 | Comments Off on 37% of Criminals Released From Prison Get Re-Arrested Within ONE YEAR

A new study from the Department of Justice confirms what most people already knew, that career criminals continue committing crime:

During the first year after their release from state prison in 2012, about 4 in 10 (37%) prisoners were arrested at least once either within or outside of the state that released them . . . About 6 in 10 (62%) were arrested within the first 3 years, while 7 in 10 (71%) were arrested within 5 years.

Seventy-one percent arrested again within five years of getting out of prison. More from the new DOJ study about criminal recidivism:

Nearly three-fourths of prisoners released in 2012 were arrested within the next five years, according to a study released Thursday by the Department of Justice.
Conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the data was collected across 34 states between 2012 and 2017 to gain insight on recidivism patterns across various demographics, commitment offenses and prior criminal histories.
Of the 408,300 state prisoners monitored, researchers recorded around 1.1 million arrests during the five-year follow-up period. The 34-page study noted that the percentage of released prisoners declined the further out they got from release— from 268,000 arrests the first year to 191,000 in the fifth year.
“Among released prisoners, males were more likely than females to be arrested during each cumulative year following release,” the report states. “At the end of the 5-year follow-up period, the cumulative arrest percentage was 72% for males and 63% for females.”
It also broke down re-arrest rates by race, finding Black and Hispanic prisoners had been rearrested one year after release from prison at similar rates of 38% and 39%, respectively. The rate for white prisoners within the same time period was slightly lower at 35%.
“At the end of the 5-year follow-up period, white (70%) and Hispanic (67%) prisoners had lower cumulative arrest percentages than black prisoners (74%),” the report states. . . .
The prisoners studied had been sentenced for a mix of convictions, including homicide, rape and sexual assault, robbery, burglary, drug possession, trafficking and unlawful weapon possession. Around 43% percent of them had been arrested at least 10 times prior to their current sentencing.

And if you think crime is bad now, just remember: AOC wants to abolish prisons and turn all the criminals loose.



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