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Central Statistics Office. (2020) Probation re-offending statistics 2016. Cork: Central Statistics Office.

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  • In 2016, almost a third (31.1%) of offenders managed by the Probation Service re-offended within a year
  • Probation re-offending rates have remained relatively static over time, with 28% of 2013 probationers re-offending within one year, compared to 31.1% in 2016
  • In the most recent cohort for which a three-year re-offending rate is available (persons placed on probation in 2014), almost half (47.2%) of individuals committed at least one re-offence for which they received a conviction
  • Persons aged under 18 (45.6%) were more than twice as likely to re-offend within a year than those aged over 65 (21.7%)
  • The highest proportion of one-year re-offending is among individuals who were initially placed into probation as a result of theft (39.1%) or public order related offences (37.5%)
  • Half (50.6%) of one-year probation re-offenders received a custodial sanction for their re-offending offence, with the other half receiving a non-custodial sentence such as a fine or a Community Service Order. 

In total, 932 of the 1,347 identified re-offences took place in 3 main re-offence types:

  • Public order Offences and other social code offences (28.5%)
  • Theft and related offences (24.4%)
  • Controlled drug offences (16.3%)  
Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report, Web Resource
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
Crime prevention
17 November 2020
Central Statistics Office
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Central Statistics Office
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