From the report 2018 Update on Prisoner Recidivism by the Bureau of Justice Statistics:
Highlights of the report:
The 401,288 state prisoners released in 2005 had an estimated 1,994,000 arrests during the 9-year period, an average of 5 arrests per released prisoner. Sixty percent of these arrests occurred during years 4 through 9.
An estimated 68% of released prisoners were arrested within 3 years, 79% within 6 years, and 83% within 9 years.
Almost half (47%) of prisoners who did not have an arrest within 3 years of release were arrested during years 4 through 9.
More than three-quarters (77%) of released drug offenders were arrested for a non-drug crime within 9 years.
Forty-four percent of released prisoners were arrested during the first year following release, while 24% were arrested during year-9.
Eighty-two percent of prisoners arrested during the 9-year period were arrested within the first 3 years.
Five percent of prisoners were arrested during the first year after release and not arrested again during the 9-year follow-up period.
During each year and cumulatively in the 9-year follow-up period, released property offenders were more likely to be arrested than released violent offenders.
Eight percent of prisoners arrested during the first year after release were arrested outside the state that released them, compared to 14% of prisoners arrested during year-9.
Read the full report here.