Table 1

Criminal history and recidivism divided into offense categories

Criminal history (N = 231)

Recidivism (N = 231)


Strict definition

Broad definition


% (n)

% (n)

% (n)


Hands-on sex offenses

1.0 (2)

0 (0)

0.8 (2)

Hands-off sex offenses

3.5 (8)

2.6 (6)

3.9 (9)

Violent offenses

0.4 (1)

0.4 (1)

1.3 (3)


Sex and/or violent offenses

4.8 (11)

3.0 (7)

6.0 (14)


Endrass et al. BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:43   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-9-43

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