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 21: Individuals convicted by number of previous convictions in 10 years from 2009-10 to 2018-191

Table 21: Individuals convicted by number of previous convictions in 10 years from 2009-10 to 2018-191

Number and
type of previous convictions2
2000-01 to 2009-10 2001-02 to 2010-11 2002-03 to 2011-12 2003-04 to 2012-13 2004-05 to 2013-14 2005-06 to 2014-15 2006-07 to 2015-16 2007-08 to 2016-17 2008-09 to 2017-18 2009-10 to 2018-19
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Number of persons
with charge proved (=100%)
48,358 45,656 44,942 42,529 43,152 44,777 45,224 41,633 37,455 33,888
All previous convictions3
None 16,465 34 15,350 34 14,833 33 13,876 33 14,736 34 16,063 36 16,466 36 14,502 35 12,955 35 11,460 34
1 or 2 11,903 25 10,938 24 10,704 24 10,099 24 10,343 24 10,597 24 10,830 24 10,163 24 9,071 24 8,109 24
3 to 10 13,593 28 13,019 29 13,087 29 12,403 29 12,007 28 12,220 27 12,239 27 11,484 28 10,406 28 9,563 28
Over 10 6,397 13 6,349 14 6,318 14 6,151 14 6,066 14 5,897 13 5,689 13 5,484 13 5,023 13 4,756 14

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

2. The number and type of previous convictions in 10 year windows.

3. 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.


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