Virginia’s recidivism rate remains among nation’s lowest

RICHMOND—The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) has again achieved one of the lowest recidivism rates in the nation.

The 20.6% recidivism rate for the fiscal year 2018 cohort of State Responsible (SR) releases improves on the 22.3% recidivism rate for fiscal year 2017 SR releases and places Virginia second only to South Carolina among the 35 states that report re-incarceration of state-responsible inmates within three years of their release. South Carolina reported a 19.4% recidivism rate.

This is the seventh year in a row that Virginia has had the second lowest or the lowest rate of recidivism in the nation.

“Virginia’s low rate of recidivism is the result of the work of dedicated professionals within the VADOC in collaboration with law enforcement and other local and state partners,” said Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Robert Mosier. “This effort helps to reduce victimization within the . . . .

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