Progress towards reducing re-offending

The number of people re-offending has fallen by 25% since June 2011.

As of June 2016, the re-offending rate had dropped to 28.3% (from 32.2% in December 2009). In December 2009 18,990 people re-offended. In June 2016 this had dropped to 16,156.

Updates on our goal of reducing re-offending by 25%:

  • June 2016 - re-offending reduced by 5.6%
  • December 2015 – re-offending reduced by 6.8%
  • June 2015 – re-offending reduced by 8.3%
  • December 2014 – re-offending reduced by 10%
  • June 2014 – re-offending reduced by 12.1%
  • December 2013 – re-offending reduced by 11.7%
  • June 2013 – re-offending reduced by 10.6%

Reducing re-offending is result 8 in the Better Public Service programme.  See the State Services Commission website for more information.

Our targeted approach to reducing re-offending by 25 per cent has seen us develop strategies in specific delivery areas, with a focus on outcomes that we know contribute to a reduction in re-offending.  Find out more about our six areas of focus to reduce re-offending.