Monday, February 14, 2011

Bureau of Justice Stats: Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool

From the Association of Public Data Users:

"The Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released its online Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool. The Tool is the first in a series of data analysis tools that will enable the public to explore the recidivism patterns of persons involved with the criminal justice system. Users can conduct customized analyses of the database, which includes the recidivism of prisoners released in 1994 and followed for a three-year period after release. Other attributes include gender, age at release, race, Hispanic origin, commitment offense, sentence length, prior arrests, and prior commitments. The Bureau of Justice Statistics will update the tool in 2012 with new recidivism data on prisoners released in 2005."

Data can be downloaded into Excel or PDF.

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