White paper on crime 2012 Part4/Chapter6/Section3/2
Fig. 4-6-3-4 shows the cumulative percentage of reimprisonment (refers to the cumulative percentage of those reimprisoned by the end of each year; hereinafter the same in this subsection) of inmates released in 2002 and 2007 for a period of five or 10 years after release, inclusive of the year of release, by reason for release (on completion of their term of imprisonment or on parole) while Fig. 4-6-3-5 shows that by history of imprisonment. By reason for release the cumulative percentage of reimprisonment of those released on completion of their term of imprisonment was significantly higher than that of those released on parole. Of inmates released in 2002 the cumulative percentage of reimprisonment within 10 years was 62.5% with those released on completion of their term of imprisonment and 40.7% with those released on parole, of which those reimprisoned within five years accounted for 90.6% and 82.0%, respectively. By history of imprisonment, the cumulative percentage of reimprisonment rose as the number of their history of imprisonment increased. In particular, the difference between those imprisoned for the first-time and those imprisoned twice is remarkable. Almost more than half of those imprisoned twice or more were reimprisoned within five years, thus indicating the increased difficulty of reformation/rehabilitation.