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Oregon Recognized For Recidivism Rate

SALEM, Ore. — A slight reduction in the number of repeat offenders has earned Oregon recognition.

The state is 1 of 7 which has been able to decrease the recidivism rate. The Council of State Governments found that between 2005 and 2007, Oregon had 8% fewer people returning to police custody.

It is estimated that reducing the rate by even 1%  saves $4.3 million in annual taxpayer and victim costs.