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What is the national recidivism rate for adult offenders?
A summary of findings from Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) recidivism studies is available via the Recidivism section of the BJS Web site. Also see BJS's Prisoner Recidivism Data Analysis Tool, which allows users to calculate recidivism rates for persons released from state prisons.

Additionally, State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America's Prisons, a report from the Pew Center on the States, provides national and state-level data on offenders released from and returned to prison. See the Corrections>Recidivism section of our Web site for additional resources.

Last Updated: October 17, 2014

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