Prison Reoffending (Recidivism) Stats


Probation Recidivism 2011 and 2012 Cohorts

The rate of recidivism for the 2012 cohort of Probation Service users was 46.9%. The corresponding figure for the 2011 cohort is 46.8%.


648 convictions!!!


Prison Recidivism 2011 and 2012 Cohorts

The rate of recidivism for prisoners released during 2012 was 45.8%.
The recidivism rate for prisoners released in 2011 was 48.9%.


Probation Reoffending Statistics 2013, 2014 and 2015 Cohorts

  • Around 3 in 10 offenders managed by the Probation Service re-offend within one-year and 4 in 10 re-offend within two years.
  • In the most recent cohort for which a three-year reoffending rate is available, 2013, 45.3% of individuals committed at least one additional crime for which they received a conviction.


Prison Re-offending Statistics 2011 - 2017

55.2% of prisoners released in 2014 re-offended within 3 years of release, a marked decrease on re-offending levels of 63.8% for prisoners released in 2011


Offenders 2016 - Employment, Education and Other Outcomes 2016 - 2019

  • The highest level of education for more than half (57.0%) of offenders up to May 2019 was the Junior Certificate or less


In 2017, Freeman, who had more than 60 convictions, was described by a judge as a “menace to society” while being jailed for his role in an aggravated burglary of a 77-year-old woman at her home in Co Wicklow.

Masked men threatened her and robbed her wedding ring at 2am, leaving the woman was so terrified that she never returned to her home.

I’m glad this asshole got what he deserved in the end, but why do we let people like him continue in his chosen lifestyle


If they hadn’t wiped themselves out, I get no sense that these guys were going to be taken out of circulation any time soon.


Interesting that they were burnt alive though

Because it almost happened to Karl Freeman’s brother, Dean.


Taylor had been given a 40-year driving ban. In all, he had 120 convictions, including 11 for dangerous driving. In court in March 2019, his barrister pleaded leniency, saying Taylor “recognised that it was time to change his life”.