The clearance rates are the number of arrest cases in which charges are being made and that is then divided by the number of actual crimes to get the clearance rate.
Recidivism is the act of a person repeating a behavior that is undesirable, even after they have had negative consequences from that behavior. This goes into an offender repeating a crime that they have already committed. This gives us the Recidivism rate.
Crime and Recidivism statistics can very easily go hand in hand with one another. The fact that once an offender gets out of jail does probation time and is reintegrated back into society and then goes off and commits the same crime again, does not mean that the crime that they committed once again doesn’t get counted into the Crime Statistics. No matter how many times you commit the same crime that crime statistic is counted.
Here in America we have many repeat offenders. Take drinking and driving for instance. In Wisconsin you get your license back time and time again after getting caught drunk driving. This just tells me that the laws in Wisconsin on drunk driving are not strict enough.