The rate at which registered citizens on parole commit a second sex offense has dropped to 1.8 percent according to a new report issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).
“The rate of re-offense for registered citizens on parole is an important fact for the public to know,” stated CA RSOL President Janice Bellucci. “It debunks the myth that registered citizens ‘always’ re-offend.”
The report also noted a rise in parole violations from 86.9 percent to 88 percent. Parole violations can be minimal including consumption of a single alcoholic beverage or the presence of a toy in a car or home.
In addition to parole violations, the CDCR report notes that registered citizens are returned to prison for new non-sex crimes at a rate of 7.3 percent and failure to register at 3 percent. The total number of registered citizens covered by the report was 6,218.
The CDCR report, Outcome Evaluation Report, is issued by the state agency on an annual basis. Its purpose is to “provide new insights to policy-makers and correctional stakeholder that will be useful in moving the State forward with regard to efforts that increase public safety….”, according to CDCR Secretary Jeffrey Beard.
California Department of Corrections And Rehabilitation – 2013 Outcome Evaluation Report (p. 25)