Recidivism among offenders in the Netherlands

Recidivism among offenders in the Netherlands

Report on the period 2006-2018 (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

The focus of this report is trends in reconviction amongst the following offender groups. First, we look at adult and juvenile offenders for whom criminal proceedings were begun during the period 2006 to 2015. Adult offenders are those convicted under adult criminal law and juvenile offenders are those convicted under juvenile criminal law. Second, we examine the reconviction rates of ex-prisoners and ex-juvenile detention detainees released in the period 2006 to 2015. Finally, we present reconviction rates for offenders who have completed community service orders and those who were supervised by the probation services in the period 2006 to 2015.
The following research questions are the focus of this report:

  1. What are the personal characteristics of those who between the period 2006 and 2015 received a conviction or settlement, were released from prison or a juvenile detention centre, completed community service or were supervised by the probation services?
  2. What are the reconviction rates for these groups: what proportion of each group is reconvicted and what proportion is reconvicted for a very serious offence (recidivism prevalence)? What is the average number of new criminal cases per year?
  3. After adjusting for differences in background characteristics and criminal history characteristics, for each offender group, what trends do we see in the recon-viction rates?

Publication data

Author(s):
Weijters, G., Verweij, S., Tollenaar, N., Hill, J.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2019
Series:
Cahiers 2019-10

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