9) E

1 – Correct

Number of offenders reconvicted after 2 years = 55% of 43,000 = 23650 ≈ 24,000

Number of offenders reconvicted after 1 year = 43% of 43,000 = 18490 ≈ 19,000

Percentage = (19000 ÷ 24000) x 100 ≈ 79%

So the percentage is over 77%.

2 – Wrong

Total number of reconvictions (from previous question’s calculation) = 473,000

Reconvictions in year 2  = (43000 ÷ 100) x (348 – 185) = 430 x 163 = 70,090 ≈ 70,100

Reconvictions in year 3  = (43000 ÷ 100) x (499 – 348) = 430 x 151 = 64,930 ≈ 65,000

Total number of reconvictions in years 2 and 3 = 70100 + 65000 = 135,000

Fraction = (135,000 ÷ 473,000) ≠ ⅓

3 – Correct

Number of reconvictions in first year = (43,000 ÷ 100) x 185 = 79, 550

So this is more than 77,000 reconvictions.

Since statements 1 and 3 are correct, E is the answer.