The culture of reoffending in France

by Annalisa Lista - 2013.10.10

59% of French detainees areback in prison within 5 years of release. Data contained in the Cahiers d’études pénitentiares show that the reoffending rate is higher within the first months of freedom and that the majority of ex prisoners (54.6%) are condemned again within the 1st year. A tendency that blurs since the 4th year. It’s especially men who commit crimes again, 60% against 34% of women. And, considering both sexes, most are under 18 (75%). Finally, it is interesting to notice that recidivism is lower among immigrants than among autochthons.  

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