I skipped last year’s update of this VA-DOC chart (separated into 2 charts for easy viewing, below) and only realized it today.
Then newest data (June 30, 2017) won’t be available until late-summer or early autumn and I’ll need to add a 9th column at that point.
These VA-DOC reports have a lot of data (Recidivism Rates, # of Residential Programs, and Sex Offenders with GPS Units) but I only chart the information I find useful as an advocate for a Smarter Sex Offender laws.
But one point that I’ve raised before and I’m going to raise it again is this………..
From 2009 to 2012 the VA-DOC tracked the recidivism (re-offense) rate for VA’s Registered Sex Offenders (RSO).
Not only was the VA RSO rate of re-offense very low, but the sexual re-offense was extremely low and overall the RSO rates were dropping each year.
After it disappeared from the annual report I filed a FOIA in 2015 looking for the RSO re-offense rate for 2013 and 2014 and I was advised by VA-DOC they did not track that information.