Recidivism Rates and Gender for Inmates Released 2005-2012
With regard to gender, female inmates' recidivism rates are much lower than male inmates' recidivism rates. At three years, the male recidivism rate is 30% while the female rate is only 16%. Other factors could impact the difference in the recidivism rates. While the average time served for males is 38 months, the average time served for females is only 24 months. Approximately 30% of female releases have some type of supervision to follow compared to 35% of males. These factors and others may explain some of the differences in the recidivism rate for males and females.