White paper on crime 2012 Part4/Chapter6/Section1/1
Fig. 4-6-1-1 shows the number of repeat offenders (refers to those who had been cleared for offenses excluding Road Traffic Act violations but then cleared again; hereinafter the same in this subsection) cleared for non-traffic penal code offenses and the rate of repeat offenders (refers to the percentage of repeat offenders of persons cleared for non-traffic penal code offenses; hereinafter the same in this section) over the last 20 years (See Subsection 1, Chapter 4, Part 3 for repeat juvenile delinquents). The number of repeat offenders cleared for non-traffic penal code offenses continued to increase from 1997, but then decreased slightly over five consecutive years from 2007, and was 133,724 in 2011 (down 2.8% from the previous year). The rate of repeat offenders continued to consistently rise from 1997, and was 43.8% in 2011 (up 1.1 points (id.)).