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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Recidivism Rates and Age for Inmates Released 2005-2012

Recidivism Rates by Age at Release

The older an inmate is at time of release, the less likely he is to return to prison.

The older an inmate is at time of release, the less likely he is to return to prison (there is not much difference in the recidivism rates between the age group of 25-34 and 35-49).

Recidivism Rates by Age at First Offense

The younger an inmate is at the time of their first offense that results in a commitment to the Department of Corrections, the more likely that inmate will be to return to prison.

The younger an inmate is at the time of their first offense that results in a commitment to the Department of Corrections, the more likely that inmate will be to return to prison.