The Referral-Based Recidivism reports include statewide and county-specific measures of recidivism based on the measurement of criminal activity as a gauge of community safety.
The report selects youth who had a criminal referral in a calendar year and tracks them for the following 12 months. In order to track all youth who had a referral for a full 12-month period, the report requires complete referral data through December 31 of the following year.
The definition of recidivism for this report: “As a measure of public safety, recidivism is defined as a new criminal referral.
A criminal referral is a law enforcement report to a juvenile department alleging one or more felony or misdemeanor acts (offenses).”
The 36-Month Recidivism Report selects youth who had a criminal referral in a given year and tracks them for the following 36 months.
More details are available in the front matter of each report.