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Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2009-10 Offender Cohort

Analysis of one year reconviction rates for the cohort of offenders released from a custodial sentence or receiving a non-custodial disposal in 2009-10

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1 Introduction

1.1 This publication provides analyses of one year reconviction rates and one year reconviction frequency rates[1] for the cohort of offenders released from a custodial sentence or receiving a non-custodial disposal in 2009-10, including non-court disposals[2].

Chart 1 Reconviction frequency rates and reconviction rates: 2009-10

Chart 1 Reconviction frequency rates and reconviction rates: 2009-10

1.2 The one year reconviction rate has fallen by 1.4 percentage points, the most recent figure being 30.1 per cent in 2009-10. The one year reconviction frequency rate for the 2009-10 cohort is 54.0 reconvictions for every 100 offenders, a decrease on the 2008-09 reconviction frequency rate of 59.6[3] (Chart 1).

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