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Public Safety Final 1-15-10 -   2.1 - Offender Re-Offense Rate

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Public Safety Final 1-15-10
1. Prison Operations
2. Community Corrections
3. Emergency Readiness
4. Worker Safety
Action Plan

2.1 - Trend of re‐offenses by offenders under community supervision

Does community supervision influence criminal behavior?

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Data Notes


Data Source:

Offender Management Network Information (OMNI). 

Measure Definition:

Offenders on active supervision during the reporting period that were convicted of new DOC supervision eligible crimes.

Target Rationale:

The 10% re-offense rate for April-June 2007 was adopted as the agency benchmark.

Link to Agency Strategic Plan:

Maintain core correctional operations


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Current Reporting Period

·         The data reported, October through December 2009, reflects the most current information available.

·         The change in re-offense rate is a result of the implementation of ESSB 5288 in July 2009 that decreased the categories of offenders, by crime and risk, eligible for supervision.


·         Criminal behavior is reduced by providing a continuum of services that include:

o    Engaging the offender and family members /sponsors in the community

o    Utilizing supervision strategies based on risk and behavior

o    Addressing individual needs by participating in targeted programs

·         Change in criminal thinking and behavior is a long term investment that is measured over time.

Trends of Re-offense by Offenders While on Community Supervision

  • The Department has revised its reporting criteria to better reflect the rate of re-offense.  In past forums, the Department reported those offenders who re-offended within the 3-month window past the reporting period.  Extending the reporting period to 6-months allow time to process the re-offense through the justice system and to more accurately report the re-offenses/crimes that occurred.
    • For example, in February 20, 2008 Forum, the Department reported a 7% (or 2,039 offenses) re-offense rate for the period April through June 2007 using the 3-month window.  For that same period, using the 6-month window, the re-offense rate is 10% (3,197 offenses).