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 7: Reconviction rates for crimes by index crime: 2017-18 cohort

Table 7: Reconviction rates for crimes by index crime: 2017-18 cohort

Description in title

1. Shading has been added to the table for the reconvictions of each crime type to visually distinguish the different reconviction rates. The darker the shading, the higher the reconviction rate. White numbers are used on darker backgrounds for contrast.

2. Offenders may be reconvicted for more than one type of crime in a year, so the row totals for the specific crime groups will not necessarily equal the overall percentage in "Any crime".

3. More detailed breakdowns can be found in the additional datasets which will be published to accompany this bulletin.

4. Sexual crime excludes offences associated with prostitution. The latter are included in other crimes and offences. Breach of sexual offender order and breach of sexual harm order are included in other crimes and offences.

5. Breach of the peace grouping, in line with the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland publication, includes the offences of “threatening or abusive behaviour” and “offence of stalking”, which are part of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010; and “offensive behaviour at football" and “threatening communications" (under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communication Scotland Act 2012 which was repealed on 20 April 2018, although prosecutions under the act were informally ended during 2017).


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