Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Re-offending​ statistics for NSW

The NSW Reoffending Database (ROD) contains information on each person who has been convicted of a criminal offence in NSW since 1994 and is used by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research to determine the proportion of offenders who have been re-convicted for a further offence.​

What percentage of convicted offenders who receive a penalty other than prison re-offend over the next 12 months?What percentage of sentenced prisoners released from custody re-offend within the next 12 months?
The table below shows the percentage of people convicted in 2015, 2016 and 2017 who received a penalty other than prison who were reconvicted of another offence within the next 12 months.The table below shows the percentage of prisoners exiting prison in 2015, 2016 and 2017 who were reconvicted of another offence within the next 12 months.
2015​2016​2017
​Adults20.3%20.8%20.6%
Juveniles44.6%42.0%44.3%
​2015​2016​2017
​Adults39.8%39.4%40.7%
Juveniles63.4%63.4%64.4%


The table below provides further information on:

1) the number of convicted offenders receiving a penalty other than prison who re-offend within 12 months, by gender, age and Indigenous status between 2000 and 2017.

2) the number of sentenced prisoners exiting prison who re-offend within 12 months, by gender, age and Indigenous status between 2000 and 2017.

3) the number of convicted adult offenders who re-offend within the same offence group within 12 months by offence between 2008 and 2017.

4) the number of convicted adult offenders who re-offend with any offence within 12 months by offence between 2008 and 2017.

Tables: Re-offending in NSW Excel Table

The next update will be available: May 2020

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