Listed below are the factors in order of importance followed by an 'H' if the factor is associated with a higher likelihood of recidivism and an 'L' for a lower likelihood of recidivism.
The factors that affect male recidivism rates, but not female rates are:
The factors that affect female recidivism rates, but not male rates are:
The factors that affect both male recidivism and female recidivism in the same direction are (not in order of importance):
The factor Drug Offense is associated with a higher likelihood of recidivism rate for males and a lower likelihood of recidivism rate for females. Not considering the other factors, the hazard ratio of male inmate with a drug offense (within 5 years prior to admission) is 1.027 (Table 2), while female inmate with a drug offense is 0.963 (Table 4).
|Factor||Value||Overall Releases 2010||Percent of Release Cohort||Recidivism Rate|
|Release Type||Expiration of Sentence (No Supervision to Follow)||21,118||65%||20%|
|Conditional Release (mandatory supervision for serious offenders as specified in F.S. 947.1405)||4,899||15%||42%|
|Expiration of Sentence to Probation or Community Control (Split Sentence)||4,554||14%||36%|
|Release Facility||Major Correctional Institution||25,631||81%||27%|
|Community Release Center / Transition Center||3,544||11%||15%|
Note that the results presented in Table 5 do not constitute a rigorous evaluation of any factor. For example, it is not valid to claim that if all inmates went to Work Release Centers, one would realize a lower overall recidivism rate. Inmates who succeed at work release do not have the same characteristics as many other inmates, meaning the work release impact would likely be different if expanded to include a broader group of inmates.