Message from the Commissioner
16 October 2014
The Commissioner of Corrective Services acknowledged the findings from a report by the Inspector of Custodial Services into recidivism and treatment programs, noting these reflect the Department’s situation as it was two years ago.
09 October 2014
The Minister for Corrective Services, Joe Francis said the findings from a report by the Inspector of Custodial Services into women’s imprisonment make a useful contribution to the Department’s current and future plans to address the requirements of the female prisoner population.
Report - Recidivism trends in Western Australia
This report provides an up to date analysis of recidivism trends in Western Australia.
The Recidivism trends in Western Australia with comparisons to national trends (PDF 424 KB) report includes comparisons with national trends and specific data relating to the impact of prison treatment programs.
Data indicates that Western Australia's recidivism rates have trended downwards over the last five years while there has been a slight increase at the national level.
The Honourable Joe Francis MLA is the Minister for Emergency Services, Corrective Services, Small Business and Veterans.