Recidivism Rates and Primary Offenses for Inmates Released 2012
Recidivism Rates by Primary Offense (2012 Releases)
The graph above shows that inmates serving a prison sentence for "other" violent offenses (like aggravated assault, battery, kidnapping, arson) have the lowest recidivism rates, followed by burglary and murder offenders. Inmates serving time for weapons, sex offenses, robbery, other non-violent offenses (like DUI, driving with suspended or revoked license, failure to register), and drug offenses have higher recidivism rates than the average recidivism rate of 2012 releases.
2015 Florida Prison Recidivism Study December 2016