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Recidivism Rate of Local Rehabilitated Offenders

Chart 6: Recidivism rate (1) of local rehabilitated offenders

Chart 6: Recidivism rate (1) of local rehabilitated offenders

Notes: (1) Recidivism rate is defined as the percentage of re-admissions of local rehabilitated offenders to the correctional institutions following conviction of new offences within two years after discharge. The local rehabilitated offenders refer to those persons who hold HK Identity Card (but excluding imported labour, foreign domestic helpers and consulate staff) and are released after serving their sentence.
  (2) For a particular year, only the first discharge of a person in the year is included.

 

 

Table 11: Recidivism rate (1) of local rehabilitated offenders

Year of discharge (2)
2014 2015 2016 2017
(%) (%) (%) (%)
Offenders aged below 21 12.6 11.9 10.2 9.8
Offenders aged 21 and over 27.2 28.3 25.7 25.8
All offenders 25.9 27.1 24.8 24.8
Notes: (1) Recidivism rate is defined as the percentage of re-admissions of local rehabilitated offenders to the correctional institutions following conviction of new offences within two years after discharge. The local rehabilitated offenders refer to those persons who hold HK Identity Card (but excluding imported labour, foreign domestic helpers and consulate staff) and are released after serving their sentence.
  (2) For a particular year, only the first discharge of a person in the year is included.

 

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