Recidivism

Recidivism, as defined by the National Institute for Justice, is “one of the most fundamental concepts in criminal justice. It refers to a person’s relapse into criminal behavior, often after a person receives sanctions or undergoes intervention for a previous crime.”

Statewide probation
From 2003 through the first half of 2013, Oregon statewide adult recidivism (probation) arrests increased overall from 46.1% to 48.8%. During the same timeframe, convictions decreased overall from 42.9% to 40.8%.

Statewide parole
From 2003 through the first half of 2013, Oregon statewide adult recidivism (parole) arrests increased overall from 51.2% to 55.2%. During the same timeframe, convictions increased overall from 39.9% to 41.7%.

Clackamas County probation
From 2003 through the first half of 2013, Clackamas County adult recidivism (probation) arrests increased overall from 42.4% to 51.4%. During the same timeframe, convictions increased overall from 33.4% to 37.5%.

Clackamas County parole
From 2003 through the first half of 2013, Clackamas County adult recidivism (parole) arrests increased overall from 50.3% to 66.2%. During the same timeframe, convictions increased overall from 31.5% to 41.6%.