National Corrections & Recidivism Statistics

April 4, 2022

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has launched a new dashboard for accessing corrections data which will include data from the National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) and National Corrections Reporting Programs (NCRP), and allows for in-depth, state-level analysis of data on persons in state prison by age, sex, race/ethnicity, offense, sentence length, time served in prison, and admission and release types.

BJS recently published a report on the Employment of Persons Released from Federal Prison in 2010 which presents statistics on both pre-prison and post-prison employment and median earnings, differentiated by age, sex, race and ethnicity, most serious offense, and amount of time served. The report also discusses the industry sectors that employed persons before and after imprisonment. BJS’s first recidivism study with a 10-year follow-up period presents recidivism statistics on state prisoners released in 2008.

BJS also recently completed a recidivism study on prisoners released in 2012 with a 5-year follow-up period. Recidivism patterns of state prisoners are analyzed by demographic characteristics, commitment offense, and prior criminal history.

Moderated by BJS Corrections Statistics Unit Chief Richard Klückow, this Second Chance Month 2022 event features BJS Statisticians Leonardo Antenangeli, Ph.D., E. Ann Carson, Ph.D., Matt Durose, and Danielle Kaeble.