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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 2016, 2017 and 2018 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 2016, 2017 and 2018 who were reconvicted of another offence within the next 12 months.
2016​2017​2018
​Adults20.8%20.5%21.0%
Juveniles41.7%44.0%40.8%
​2016​2017​2018
​Adults39.3%40.5%42.2%
Juveniles63.4%63.9%64.2%


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 2018.

2) the number of sentenced prisoners exiting prison who re-offend within 12 months, by gender, age and Indigenous status between 2000 and 2018.

3) the number of convicted adult offenders who re-offend within the same offence group within 12 months by offence between 2008 and 2018.

4) the number of convicted adult offenders who re-offend with any offence within 12 months by offence between 2008 and 2018.

Tables: Re-offending in NSW Excel Table

The next update will be available: May 2021

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