The CSO today released Prison Recidivism 2007 statistics.
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The report is a detailed study of recidivism among offenders released from Irish Prison Service custody in 2007. The statistics were produced from combining Prison Service and Garda Síochána administrative record.
Some of the key points highlighted in the report were as follows:
•Just over 62% of offenders re-offended within a three-year period of being released from custody.
•Recidivism was higher for males (62.7%) than females (57.2%).
•Recidivism rates decreased with age, from 68.5% of offenders less than 21 years to 38.6% of offenders aged 51 years and over.