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.​ This tool looks at two measures of reoffending:

1. What percentage of people with a proven finalised court appearance, completed Youth Justice Conference or Police caution under the Young Offenders Act reoffend within the next 12 months?*

2. ​What percentage of people released from sentenced custody reoffend within the next 12 months?

*exclude those sentenced to prison.

Tables: Re-offending in NSW Excel Table

The Excel files 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 Aboriginality

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

3) the number of convicted adult offenders who re-offend within the same offence group within 12 months by offence

4) the number of convicted adult offenders who re-offend with any offence within 12 months by offence

The next update will be available: Aug 2023

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