Penal recidivism rate in Singapore 2009-2018

This statistic shows the recidivism or reoffending rate of released inmates in Singapore from 2009 to 2018 by release cohort. The recidivism rate here is measured during the two years after the date of release. During the period surveyed, the 2012 release cohort had the highest recidivism rate, at 27.6 percent. In 2018, it was found that the inmates released in 2016 had a recidivism rate of 23.7 percent.

Rate of released convicts reoffending within two years in Singapore from 2009 to 2018, by release year

Recidivism rate
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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*According to the source, "recidivism rate is defined as the percentage of local inmates detained, convicted and imprisoned again for a new offence within two years from their release."

Data prior to 2014 found in previous reports.

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