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

Table 4: Reconviction rate and average number of reconvictions per offender, males by age: 1997-98 to 2017-18 cohorts1

Age2 Number of offenders Reconviction rate Average number of reconvictions per offender
Under 21
1997-98 12,083 44.2 0.98
1998-99 11,287 44.0 0.96
1999-00 10,197 42.6 0.90
2000-01 9,599 42.6 0.89
2001-02 9,782 42.7 0.92
2002-03 9,616 42.9 0.92
2003-04 9,816 42.2 0.84
2004-05 10,151 41.0 0.83
2005-06 10,495 43.3 0.84
2006-07 10,990 42.3 0.82
2007-08 10,676 39.7 0.75
2008-09 9,233 39.6 0.75
2009-10 7,983 38.6 0.71
2010-11 7,048 38.0 0.69
2011-12 6,344 36.8 0.66
2012-13 5,195 34.9 0.61
2013-14 4,618 35.9 0.65
2014-15 4,381 37.5 0.68
2015-16 4,187 35.0 0.63
2016-17 3,681 33.9 0.64
2017-18 3,175 32.3 0.60
21 to 25
1997-98 10,559 34.8 0.62
1998-99 9,215 35.1 0.66
1999-00 8,041 35.2 0.65
2000-01 7,695 36.0 0.67
2001-02 8,087 37.2 0.72
2002-03 8,441 37.8 0.75
2003-04 8,784 37.0 0.72
2004-05 8,941 36.7 0.71
2005-06 9,004 35.9 0.68
2006-07 9,582 35.9 0.66
2007-08 9,424 34.9 0.63
2008-09 8,550 35.1 0.65
2009-10 8,320 34.7 0.62
2010-11 7,602 33.8 0.60
2011-12 7,619 32.0 0.56
2012-13 7,146 31.9 0.54
2013-14 7,067 30.6 0.52
2014-15 6,945 30.6 0.52
2015-16 6,684 29.9 0.49
2016-17 5,883 31.0 0.51
2017-18 5,079 29.1 0.48
26 to 30
1997-98 8,147 30.7 0.54
1998-99 7,352 30.8 0.55
1999-00 6,311 31.8 0.55
2000-01 5,818 31.8 0.57
2001-02 6,006 34.1 0.64
2002-03 5,969 35.4 0.66
2003-04 6,000 36.6 0.68
2004-05 6,254 34.8 0.67
2005-06 6,233 35.4 0.65
2006-07 6,642 35.2 0.66
2007-08 6,837 34.2 0.64
2008-09 6,570 35.5 0.69
2009-10 6,496 33.2 0.62
2010-11 6,174 34.4 0.66
2011-12 6,123 33.5 0.64
2012-13 6,175 32.1 0.59
2013-14 6,010 31.8 0.58
2014-15 6,188 30.8 0.54
2015-16 6,250 30.2 0.52
2016-17 5,776 30.3 0.51
2017-18 5,148 29.7 0.51
31 to 40
1997-98 9,505 26.0 0.45
1998-99 8,984 26.2 0.45
1999-00 8,355 25.5 0.42
2000-01 7,783 25.7 0.43
2001-02 8,365 26.9 0.46
2002-03 8,616 28.1 0.49
2003-04 9,273 29.4 0.51
2004-05 9,833 29.8 0.51
2005-06 9,780 29.6 0.52
2006-07 10,321 29.9 0.52
2007-08 9,961 29.3 0.53
2008-09 9,532 31.0 0.58
2009-10 9,121 31.5 0.57
2010-11 8,721 31.5 0.58
2011-12 8,749 31.7 0.61
2012-13 8,629 31.2 0.60
2013-14 8,960 31.7 0.60
2014-15 9,371 31.2 0.57
2015-16 9,601 30.4 0.55
2016-17 8,999 30.4 0.55
2017-18 8,522 29.6 0.53
Over 40
1997-98 5,426 19.2 0.35
1998-99 4,996 18.8 0.32
1999-00 4,671 17.3 0.29
2000-01 4,368 18.6 0.31
2001-02 4,718 18.0 0.31
2002-03 5,130 18.6 0.31
2003-04 5,653 17.8 0.31
2004-05 6,330 19.5 0.33
2005-06 6,705 19.8 0.32
2006-07 7,223 20.0 0.34
2007-08 7,478 20.0 0.34
2008-09 7,546 20.3 0.36
2009-10 7,482 19.9 0.35
2010-11 7,443 20.4 0.36
2011-12 7,594 21.1 0.37
2012-13 7,511 21.5 0.38
2013-14 8,336 21.4 0.39
2014-15 9,252 21.6 0.37
2015-16 9,595 20.8 0.36
2016-17 9,097 20.5 0.36
2017-18 8,462 19.5 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 6 per cohort) prior to 2006-07 where their age could not be determined. These offenders are not included here.


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