In the Media

Scheme re-offending rates 'high'

PUBLISHED November 1, 2005

More than 90% of persistent young criminals on the community punishment programme re-offended within two years, an Oxford University study suggests.

Of 900 offenders under 18 analysed, the average number of offences committed in the two years was 7.1, the study found.
But the frequency of re-offending fell 40% one year and 39% over the second.