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2008-08-06 14:12:17.35005+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Interesting statistics of the moment, from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics Criminal Offenders Statistics: Recidivism rate in the general released-from-prison population, 67.5% re-arrested, 46.9% re-convicted, and 25.4% re-sentenced. Among sex offenders, 43% were likely to be re-arrested, but only 5.3% were likely to be arrested for another sex crime.

Of course that's four times more likely than any other person released from prison is likely to be to commit a sex crime, 1.3%, but it's something to think about in the context of, say, the details of sex offenders by any address in California.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-06 22:34:03.828594+00 by: TheSHAD0W

That's a VERY interesting statistic. It seems that sex offenders are being driven into a life of crime. Perhaps due to exposure to criminals in prison? Or because they can't find jobs after they're put on the list? Both?