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 20: Individuals convicted in 2018-19, by gender, age and number and type of previous convictions in 10 years from 2009-10 to 2018-191

Table 20: Individuals convicted in 2018-19, by gender, age and number and type of previous convictions in 10 years from 2009-10 to 2018-191

Number and
type of previous convictions
from 2009-10 to 2018-19
Total Gender Age2 (Last) sentence in 2018-19
Male Female under 21 21 to 25 26 to 30 31 to 40 over 40 Custody3 Community sentence (CPO, CSO, PO, RLO, DTTO)4 Monetary Other5
Number of persons
with charge proved
33,888 28,055 5,833 3,114 5,057 5,795 10,195 9,727 6,022 9,518 9,887 8,461
All previous convictions6
None 11,460 9,113 2,347 1,714 1,720 1,487 2,686 3,853 817 2,788 4,156 3,699
1 or 2 8,109 6,695 1,414 755 1,186 1,319 2,447 2,402 818 2,583 2,751 1,957
3 to 10 9,563 8,109 1,454 563 1,465 1,912 3,237 2,386 2,202 3,099 2,323 1,939
Over 10 4,756 4,138 618 82 686 1,077 1,825 1,086 2,185 1,048 657 866
Previous custodial sentences
None 24,257 19,307 4,950 2,791 3,796 3,818 6,545 7,307 1,821 7,211 8,358 6,867
1 or 2 3,920 3,537 383 165 514 718 1,415 1,108 1,274 1,142 804 700
3 to 10 4,360 3,977 383 150 636 963 1,632 979 2,076 943 626 715
Over 10 1,351 1,234 117 8 111 296 603 333 851 222 99 179
Previous community sentences
None 19,231 15,501 3,730 2,213 2,662 2,761 5,223 6,372 2,063 4,862 6,774 5,532
1 or 2 8,886 7,608 1,278 645 1,281 1,696 3,050 2,214 1,981 2,896 2,161 1,848
3 to 10 5,581 4,798 783 253 1,080 1,286 1,862 1,100 1,902 1,710 930 1,039
Over 10 190 148 42 3 34 52 60 41 76 50 22 42
Previous solemn convictions7
None 27,407 22,041 5,366 2,821 4,051 4,363 7,852 8,320 3,160 7,996 8,755 7,496
1 or 2 5,396 4,951 445 266 845 1,140 1,921 1,224 2,139 1,376 1,024 857
3 to 10 1,084 1,062 22 27 161 291 422 183 722 146 108 108
Over 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Previous convictions for crimes of violence8
None 21,726 17,705 4,021 2,432 3,024 3,026 6,126 7,118 2,544 5,879 7,139 6,164
1 or 2 9,202 7,781 1,421 590 1,461 1,901 3,124 2,126 2,174 2,884 2,280 1,864
3 to 10 2,922 2,547 375 91 570 858 928 475 1,283 750 465 424
Over 10 38 22 16 1 2 10 17 8 21 5 3 9
Previous convictions for crimes of dishonesty9
None 24,851 20,614 4,237 2,727 3,870 4,043 6,790 7,421 3,063 7,155 8,040 6,593
1 or 2 4,594 3,839 755 305 744 989 1,516 1,040 1,188 1,347 1,128 931
3 to 10 3,218 2,610 608 76 401 587 1,270 884 1,178 777 573 690
Over 10 1,225 992 233 6 42 176 619 382 593 239 146 247
Previous convictions for drug offences
None 26,970 22,013 4,957 2,943 4,242 4,522 7,328 7,935 3,968 7,704 8,144 7,154
1 or 2 5,619 4,886 733 170 722 1,059 2,239 1,429 1,593 1,532 1,439 1,055
3 to 10 1,285 1,143 142 1 93 210 620 361 459 279 301 246
Over 10 14 13 1 0 0 4 8 2 2 3 3 6

1. This table is compiled on a different basis to tables 1-14. It counts individuals convicted in 2016-17 and counts their previous convictions over 10 years. If they were convicted more than once in 2018-19, their final conviction in the year is counted as the index conviction and the earlier convictions are counted as previous convictions.

2. Age as at date of last conviction in 2018-19.

3. Custodial sentence includes: Imprisonment, Young Offenders Institution, Orders for Lifelong Restriction, Extended Sentences, and Supervised Release Orders.

4. Community Sentence refers to Restriction of Liberty Orders, Drug Treatment and Testing Orders, Community Service Orders, Probation Orders and Community Payback Orders (CPOs).

5. The 'Other' category includes Supervised Attendance Orders, remit to children's hearing; community reparation order; caution; admonition; absolute discharge; insanity; guardianship; and hospital order.

6. Convictions for crimes, and offences of common assault, breach of the peace, racially aggravated conduct or harassment, firearms offences or social security offences. Excludes convictions outside of Scotland.

7. Convictions in the high court or in a sheriff and jury court.

8. Crimes of violence includes common assault, in line with Tables 6 and 7.

9. Crimes of dishonesty includes social security offences, in line with Tables 6 and 7.


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