Third of crims sent home now reoffending
30 percent to be precise. That's entirely predictable.
Pretty much on the rate for those released from NZ prisons. Australian prisons do no better at rehabilitation it would seem.
Additionally, the police say they expect the re-offending rates to "soar".
It's not until the last sentence of the report that we learn,
"[Amy] Adams said the latest police figures were in line with New Zealand prisoner's general offending rates."
I guess it is easier to get people outraged about the ex-Aussies than our homegrown variety.
(If you wonder why I not infrequently blog about the prison population it's because of the strong correlation with welfare. As described in the latest Taylor Fry report:
"Offenders who have been convicted of a crime and served some type of criminal sentence are heavily over-represented in the welfare population.
· About a quarter of the 2014/15 beneficiary population have had a criminal conviction in their past; for males it is 4 in 10.
One in ten welfare clients has been to prison and one in ten has been convicted of a violence-related crime.
· There is a strong statistical relationship between clients who have been convicted and served a
sentence and long-term benefit receipt.")