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Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2014-15 Offender Cohort

Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2014-15 Offender Cohort

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

ISBN: 9781786529343

This publication provides analyses of trends in reconviction statistics up to the latest cohort of 2014-15.

Executive Summary

Both the reconviction rate and the average number of reconvictions per offender have decreased since 2013-14, continuing a gradual decline over the past 18 years.

Since 2013-14, the reconviction rate has fallen by 0.3 percentage points, from 28.5% to 28.2% and the average number of reconvictions per offender has fallen by nearly 4%, from 0.52 to 0.50.