Recidivism Rates and Gender for Inmates Released 2003-2010
With regards to gender, female inmates’ recidivism rates are much lower than male inmates’ recidivism rates. At three years, the male recidivism rate is 34% while the female rate is only at 19%. Overall, the male and female release populations look slightly different. While the average time served for males is 38 months, the average time served for females is only 24 months. Approximately 29% of the female releases have some type of supervision to follow while 35% of the males do. These factors and others may explain some of the differences in the recidivism rate for males and females.