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The Department of Corrective Services is undergoing a period of reform. The reform refocuses the Department on its core functions of protecting the public, improving rehabilitation and reducing the return to prison rate of prisoners and young offenders.

As part of the reform process we are improving data management and data reporting. Published data will be accompanied by commentary on significant trends and contextual information to assist readers to better understand report content.

Regular updates will be available as we improve our processes to keep the public better informed.

Recidivism trends in Western Australia - Report

This report provides an up to date analysis of recidivism trends in Western Australia.

The 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.

Monthly Graphical Report

This report represents the Western Australian prisoner and juvenile detention populations and the number of people on community-based orders.

This report also provides gender and Aboriginality statistics for the prisoner population and community and youth justice services.

Monthly Graphical Report - June 2014 (PDF 1.9 MB)

Weekly Offender Reports

The statistics are based on information provided by various business areas within the Department. They are collated by the Organisational Strategy and Performance Branch.

Weekly Offender reports are arranged yearly from 2007.

Further information

For further information about the Department's statistical reports, contact:

Organisational Strategy and Performance Branch
Telephone: +61 8 9264 6370
Facsimile: +61 8 9485 0045


Page last updated: 17-Oct-2014