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 White paper on crime 2006 Part 2/Chapter 5/Section 1/2 

2 Number of parolees

  Fig. 2-5-1-1 shows the trend of the number of released inmates (those released on parole and those released on completion of sentence) and the parole rate (percentage of parolees in overall released inmates; hereinafter the same in this Section) since 1949.
  The parole rate in 2005 was 53.1% (down by 2.2 points from the previous year) for males and 79.3% (up by 2.7 points (id.)) for females (Source: Annual Report of Statistics on Correction).

Fig. 2-5-1-1  Number of released inmates and parole rate (1949-2005)