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2. Trends of probationers and parolees
This subsection will give an overview of the trends of adult probationers and parolees.
For juvenile probationers and parolees,see Part4,Chapter2,Section6-2 .
(1) Number of probationer/parolees
Fig. 2-5-3-1 shows the trends of probationers and parolees newly received by probation offices.
In2003,the number of adult parolees newly received was15,784,up by466from the previous year,and the number of adult probationers was5,371,down by17.
Fig. 2-5-3-1 Trends of newly received adult probationers and parolees(1949-2003)
Fig. 2-5-3-2 shows the percent distribution of adult probationers and parolees newly received in2003,by type of offense and gender.The percentages of those who committed theft and Stimulant Drug Control Law violations were high in both of probationers and parolees regardless of gender.The percentage for Stimulant Drug Control Law violations is higher for females,compared to males in particular.
Fig. 2-5-3-2 Percent distribution of newly received adult probationers and parolees,by type of offense and gender(2003)