Recidive na een rechterlijke beslissing

De eerste nationale cijfers over recidiveprevalentie op basis van het Centraal Strafregister

authors Luc Robert
  Benjamin Mine
  Eric Maes
journal Panopticon (ISSN: 771-1409)
volume Jaargang | Volume 36
issue Issue 3. May / June 2015
section Artikel | Article
date of publication May 18, 2015
language Dutch
pagina 173

Recidivism after a legal judgment. The first national statistics of the prevalence of recidivism based on
the Central Criminal Registry
Most (Western) European countries dispose of national recidivism statistics. Belgium has been a marked exception: up until now, no national recidivism statistics are available. National statistics on recidivism provide important information to policy makers and scientists. In this article, that hiatus is addressed. Drawing on data of the Central Criminal Registry, this article contains the first national statistics on recidivism prevalence related to all persons who were the subject of a judgment in 1995 (n = 136.530). First, a description is given of how many persons recidivate, after how much time and how often. Next, based on a Cox regression, the influence of several characteristics on recidivism over time is assessed. No less than 57.6% of all persons recidivate within the period of follow-up. Differences in recidivism versus nonrecidivism exist and are related to features such as age, sex and number of previous legal antecedents.

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