Recidivism analysis

Yearly recidivism rate by reference event

Recidivism after a conviction (not involving custodial sentence of longer than six months)

Since 2006, the FSO has made available reconviction rates by year of conviction, for both adults and juveniles.
For these figures, we take into consideration the number of persons convicted during a given year and establish a recidivism rate by putting this quota in relation to the number of individuals having committed a new offence in the 3 years following their conviction, which leads to their reconviction.
To take the offender's criminal history into account, the three years prior to the reference conviction are analysed in order to determine whether the person has a previous conviction; i.e. whether they have a criminal history.

Recidivism after release (involving custodial sentence of longer than six months)

The FSO also calculates a reconviction and reimprisonment rate by year of release. The term re-offender applies to Swiss adults who commit a felony or misdemeanour within three years of release from a custodial sentence and are subsequently reconvicted. The term re-offender applies to Swiss adults who commit a felony or misdemeanour within three years of release from a custodial sentence and are subsequently reconvicted and reimprisoned.

Long-term recidivism rate of persons born the same years

Reconvictions of minors in adulthood from 1999 to 2015: risk factors

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Young offenders and recidivism in adulthood: Statistics on criminal conviction of minors and Criminal conviction statistics 1999 to 2015

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Reconvictions after a first judgement as adult: Criminal conviction statistics 1984 to 2014

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