Publication - Statistics

Reconviction rates - offender cohort: 2017 to 2018

Published: 6 Oct 2020
From:
Cabinet Secretary for Justice
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781800041127

Analyses of trends in reconviction statistics up to the latest cohort of 2017 to 2018.

Contents
Reconviction rates - offender cohort: 2017 to 2018
Table 3: Reconviction rate and average number of reconvictions per offender, by age: 1997-98 to 2017-18 cohorts1

Table 3: Reconviction rate and average number of reconvictions per offender, by age: 1997-98 to 2017-18 cohorts1

Age2 Number of offenders Reconviction rate Average number of reconvictions per offender
Under 21
1997-98 13,796 42.4 0.93
1998-99 12,988 42.1 0.92
1999-00 11,785 41.0 0.87
2000-01 11,004 41.5 0.87
2001-02 11,233 41.2 0.89
2002-03 11,054 41.3 0.88
2003-04 11,322 40.6 0.82
2004-05 11,639 39.4 0.79
2005-06 12,120 41.3 0.80
2006-07 12,686 40.6 0.78
2007-08 12,403 38.2 0.72
2008-09 10,757 37.9 0.72
2009-10 9,325 36.8 0.68
2010-11 8,239 36.1 0.66
2011-12 7,430 34.9 0.63
2012-13 6,090 33.4 0.59
2013-14 5,387 34.3 0.62
2014-15 5,151 35.5 0.65
2015-16 4,930 33.5 0.61
2016-17 4,341 32.5 0.60
2017-18 3,728 31.3 0.58
21 to 25
1997-98 12,185 34.1 0.63
1998-99 10,763 34.4 0.66
1999-00 9,458 34.5 0.64
2000-01 8,993 35.5 0.66
2001-02 9,473 36.5 0.71
2002-03 9,925 37.1 0.74
2003-04 10,337 36.4 0.72
2004-05 10,591 36.5 0.71
2005-06 10,587 35.2 0.68
2006-07 11,240 35.2 0.66
2007-08 11,136 34.3 0.63
2008-09 10,105 34.2 0.65
2009-10 9,809 33.7 0.61
2010-11 9,001 32.9 0.59
2011-12 8,887 31.1 0.55
2012-13 8,399 31.0 0.53
2013-14 8,288 29.5 0.50
2014-15 8,123 29.7 0.51
2015-16 7,872 28.5 0.48
2016-17 6,901 29.7 0.49
2017-18 5,939 28.1 0.46
26 to 30
1997-98 9,596 30.3 0.54
1998-99 8,678 30.4 0.54
1999-00 7,456 31.5 0.55
2000-01 6,942 31.2 0.56
2001-02 7,165 33.3 0.62
2002-03 7,127 34.5 0.64
2003-04 7,264 35.6 0.66
2004-05 7,522 34.5 0.66
2005-06 7,592 34.8 0.64
2006-07 8,011 34.7 0.65
2007-08 8,252 33.6 0.63
2008-09 7,989 34.9 0.68
2009-10 7,891 32.9 0.62
2010-11 7,484 33.5 0.65
2011-12 7,430 32.8 0.64
2012-13 7,411 31.5 0.59
2013-14 7,213 31.2 0.57
2014-15 7,454 30.1 0.53
2015-16 7,567 29.1 0.51
2016-17 6,916 29.5 0.51
2017-18 6,095 28.8 0.51
31 to 40
1997-98 11,468 25.2 0.43
1998-99 10,810 25.4 0.44
1999-00 10,069 24.6 0.40
2000-01 9,436 24.9 0.41
2001-02 10,139 26.3 0.44
2002-03 10,569 27.4 0.48
2003-04 11,297 28.5 0.50
2004-05 12,071 28.9 0.50
2005-06 11,960 28.5 0.49
2006-07 12,640 29.0 0.50
2007-08 12,196 28.6 0.51
2008-09 11,638 30.2 0.57
2009-10 11,219 30.3 0.55
2010-11 10,841 29.8 0.55
2011-12 10,800 30.7 0.59
2012-13 10,573 30.2 0.58
2013-14 11,036 30.5 0.58
2014-15 11,532 30.4 0.57
2015-16 11,862 29.6 0.54
2016-17 11,222 29.9 0.55
2017-18 10,565 29.0 0.53
Over 40
1997-98 6,409 18.7 0.34
1998-99 5,898 18.3 0.31
1999-00 5,467 16.8 0.29
2000-01 5,179 17.8 0.29
2001-02 5,634 17.5 0.30
2002-03 6,172 18.4 0.31
2003-04 6,781 17.4 0.30
2004-05 7,528 19.2 0.32
2005-06 8,084 19.1 0.31
2006-07 8,728 19.5 0.33
2007-08 9,057 19.5 0.33
2008-09 9,176 19.8 0.35
2009-10 9,172 19.2 0.35
2010-11 9,142 19.7 0.34
2011-12 9,272 20.1 0.36
2012-13 9,223 20.7 0.37
2013-14 10,253 20.7 0.38
2014-15 11,354 20.9 0.36
2015-16 11,819 20.3 0.35
2016-17 11,227 20.1 0.35
2017-18 10,373 19.4 0.33

1. Figures for previous cohorts may differ from previously published figures as updated information is fed into the Scottish Offenders Index.

2. There were a small number of offenders (no more than 10 per cohort) prior

to 2006-07 where age could not be determined. These offenders are not included here.


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