We address the high variability in sex offender recidivism rates by examining several of the critical methodological differences that underlie this variability. We used a dataset on 251 sex offenders (136 rapists and 115 child molesters) who were discharged over a 25-year period to examine changes i …
Figure 12. 3-Year Recidivism Rates for Inmates with A NERA Sentence Figure 13. 3-Year Recidivism Rates Based On Number of Prior Admissions Figure 14. Readmission Reason for Releases Who Returned Within Three Years Figure 15. 3-Year Recidivism Rates by Release Status: Trends from 2010 To 2015 Figure 16. 3-Year Recidivism Rates and RCRP Completion
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The sexual recidivism rates of sex offenders range from about 3 percent after 3 years to approximately 24 percent after 15 years. The highest recidivism rates have been found among child molesters who offend against boys. Comparatively lower recidivism rates have been found for rapists, child molesters who victimize girls, and incest offenders.
New Jersey. New Jersey’s recidivism rate is 29.8%, based on the most current data available from 2013. This is a significant decrease from 37% in 2007. New Mexico. The three-year recidivism rate for New Mexico is about 50%. New York. The three-year recidivism rate for New York is about 40%. North Carolina
Half of the 4,295 child molesters were 20 or more years older than the child they were imprisoned for molesting. On average, the 4,295 child molesters were released after serving about 3 years of their 7-year sentence (43% of the prison sentence). Compared to the 9,691 sex offenders and to the 262,420 non-sex offenders, released child molesters ...
Prentky et al. (1997) examined recidivism rates on 115 child molesters and concluded that: (1) child molesters remain at risk to reoffend long after their discharge, in some cases 15-20 years after discharge; (2) there is a marked underestimation of recidivism rates.