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BB56

Author Jessie Holmes
Published January 2011
Report Type Bureau Brief No. 56
Subject Children, juveniles and young people; Recidivism / Re-offending
Keywords Re-offending, recidivism, NSW, juveniles, adults

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Summary

Aim

To provide an overview of adult and juvenile re-offending over the longer term in NSW.

Method

Descriptive analysis of data from the NSW Re-offending Database (ROD).

Results

Most offenders convicted in the NSW criminal courts were reconvicted of a further offence within 15 years of their index offence, and this was especially so for juveniles. Those reconvicted tended to be reconvicted for a variety of offences.

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