May 27, 2022

Research Tools: New Data Added to Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool (PRAT)

From the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS):

2016-02-05_11-00-31This new data analysis tool allows users to calculate recidivism estimates of persons released from state prisons in 2005. The tool defines recidivism as an arrest for a new crime following release. Users may generate monthly cumulative recidivism rates and annual failure rates by:

  • demographic characteristics
  • criminal histories
  • sentence attributes.

Data are from BJS’s Recidivism Study of State Prisoners Released in 2005, which tracked a sample of former inmates from 30 states for five years following release in 2005.

Direct to Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool (PRAT)

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