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 2: Reconviction rates and average number of reconvictions per offender, by gender: 1997-98 to 2017-18 cohorts1

Table 2: Reconviction rates and average number of reconvictions per offender, by gender: 1997-98 to 2017-18 cohorts1

Gender Number of offenders Reconviction rate Average number of reconvictions per offender
Males
1997-98 45,723 32.9 0.63
1998-99 41,840 32.9 0.64
1999-00 37,581 32.2 0.61
2000-01 35,266 32.7 0.62
2001-02 36,960 33.4 0.65
2002-03 37,772 33.9 0.66
2003-04 39,527 33.7 0.64
2004-05 41,511 33.2 0.63
2005-06 42,218 33.6 0.62
2006-07 44,758 33.4 0.62
2007-08 44,376 32.2 0.59
2008-09 41,431 32.5 0.61
2009-10 39,402 31.7 0.58
2010-11 36,988 31.5 0.57
2011-12 36,429 30.8 0.56
2012-13 34,656 30.0 0.54
2013-14 34,991 29.6 0.54
2014-15 36,137 29.3 0.52
2015-16 36,317 28.3 0.49
2016-17 33,436 28.2 0.49
2017-18 30,386 27.0 0.47
Females
1997-98 7,737 25.4 0.51
1998-99 7,305 25.8 0.52
1999-00 6,664 25.7 0.49
2000-01 6,295 26.4 0.48
2001-02 6,687 26.8 0.51
2002-03 7,076 27.3 0.52
2003-04 7,476 27.2 0.53
2004-05 7,842 27.9 0.52
2005-06 8,126 26.2 0.48
2006-07 8,547 27.1 0.49
2007-08 8,668 26.4 0.48
2008-09 8,234 26.5 0.53
2009-10 8,014 25.0 0.47
2010-11 7,719 23.9 0.45
2011-12 7,390 24.1 0.46
2012-13 7,040 23.9 0.45
2013-14 7,186 23.3 0.45
2014-15 7,477 23.7 0.45
2015-16 7,733 22.7 0.42
2016-17 7,171 23.5 0.44
2017-18 6,314 23.2 0.42

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


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