What is recidivism?
Recidivism as defined by the merriam-webster dictionary is the tendency to relapse into previous condition or mode of behavior;
This is the tendency of a convicted criminal to re-offend.
3504 Adults: Males 3364 (96%) Females 140 (4%)
241: Children: 190 Males (79% ) Females 51 (21%)
Lifers 537 or about 19% of sentenced population
As at May 1, 2017
Recidivism 2014-2016 (Adult Offenders)
- Recidivism/Re-offending is measured using two rates: (i) re-entry/re-incarceration and (ii) persons incarcerated who served non-custodial sentences.
- Both rates are measured as a percentage of total admission.
- There was a reduction in the total admission in adult correctional centres.
- 2014 and 2016, 436 less persons were admitted to Adult Correctional Centres.
- 2015 and 2016, 210 less persons were admitted to Adult Correctional Centres
- There was a marginal decrease of 1% (31% compared to 30%) for 2015 and 2016).
Parolees' Success Rate and Recidivism
Reasons for success
- Family Support
- Community Support
- Organization Support- Churches, Food for the Poor
- Supervision by Probation Aftercare Officers
- Gainful Occupation/Home Stability
The chart below shows the Success and Recidivism rate of Parolees
- Persons for larceny related offences to be given non-custodial sentences with Community Service Order
- Literacy drive given co-relation between crime and low literacy
- Employment for persons released from correctional centres
- Support for reintegration- Inter-agency (financial, Social)