Reoffending rates for 18 days following release from prison are not routinely calculated. Reoffending rates have historically been calculated over a two year period and the most recent figures for adults released from prison in England and Wales are shown in the table.
Two year reoffending rates of adults released from prison, based on the first quarter of each year
Reoffending rate (percentage) 2000 64.8 2002 67.4 2003 65.8 2004 64.7
Reoffending rate (percentage)
Reoffending rates by month of re-offence are illustrated in figure 3 of “Re-offending of Adults: results from the 2004 cohort” publication. This information is currently not available for prison discharges only. This publication be can be found online at