Graph showing that of all offense types, people who are released from prison after a conviction for a violent offense are the least likely to go back to prison for a similar offense.

Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Update on Prisoner Recidivism: A 9-year follow-up period (2005-2014), Table 7. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer & Peter Wagner, 2020)

This graph originally appeared in Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2020.

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