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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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Table 6 One year reconviction frequency rates and one year reconviction rates, by disposal

Discharged from
custody
Number of
offenders
Reconviction
rate2
Reconviction
frequency rate2
1997-98 6,123 48.4 103.6
1998-99 5,817 49.1 109.1
1999-00 5,741 46.3 99.2
2000-01 5,576 47.4 99.6
2001-02 5,942 48.0 105.7
2002-03 6,011 49.9 112.6
2003-04 5,873 50.2 111.0
2004-05 6,109 48.0 105.9
2005-06 6,218 47.5 103.6
2006-07 6,889 48.7 106.0
2007-08 7,033 47.0 100.7
2008-09 7,395 47.0 98.0
2009-10 7,403 45.7 91.8
Community Service
Order
1997-98 3,043 32.0 59.0
1998-99 2,752 31.1 55.7
1999-00 2,494 28.8 49.6
2000-01 2,510 29.4 51.9
2001-02 2,505 29.2 51.4
2002-03 2,700 29.0 51.0
2003-04 2,513 27.7 47.0
2004-05 2,795 30.4 53.4
2005-06 3,271 29.8 51.2
2006-07 3,296 30.0 50.2
2007-08 3,500 28.1 46.5
2008-09 3,727 26.9 43.7
2009-10 3,624 23.9 37.3
Probation
Order
1997-98 3,041 47.2 111.8
1998-99 3,198 48.2 115.9
1999-00 3,101 46.3 101.0
2000-01 3,140 46.7 106.0
2001-02 3,589 48.4 110.8
2002-03 3,864 49.0 107.9
2003-04 3,910 46.7 99.7
2004-05 4,256 46.5 98.1
2005-06 4,488 45.3 92.8
2006-07 4,314 44.7 90.5
2007-08 4,602 43.2 84.3
2008-09 5,123 44.5 89.8
2009-10 5,009 39.7 75.5
Restriction of
Liberty Order3
1997-98 0 - -
1998-99 24 58.3 154.2
1999-00 50 66.0 176.0
2000-01 54 59.3 159.3
2001-02 54 70.4 155.6
2002-03 212 53.3 117.5
2003-04 353 57.8 125.5
2004-05 413 57.4 119.9
2005-06 486 52.1 115.8
2006-07 510 51.2 105.1
2007-08 533 50.7 102.3
2008-09 567 46.7 94.2
2009-10 488 48.8 92.2
Drug Treatment
and testing Order4
1997-98 0 - -
1998-99 0 - -
1999-00 1 - -
2000-01 36 58.3 130.6
2001-02 95 74.7 211.6
2002-03 143 75.5 240.6
2003-04 201 79.1 221.4
2004-05 231 78.4 219.9
2005-06 275 69.1 184.0
2006-07 314 73.9 198.1
2007-08 326 70.9 194.5
2008-09 361 67.6 175.6
2009-10 363 62.8 149.6
Monetary
disposal
1997-98 32,896 29.5 54.2
1998-99 29,553 29.4 53.3
1999-00 25,584 28.9 51.8
2000-01 23,816 28.9 50.9
2001-02 24,864 29.0 52.1
2002-03 24,846 29.1 51.7
2003-04 26,685 29.5 51.5
2004-05 27,458 29.2 50.4
2005-06 27,030 29.3 49.5
2006-07 28,496 29.0 48.6
2007-08 27,493 27.6 46.2
2008-09 22,837 26.7 46.9
2009-10 20,961 26.2 43.7
Other
disposal
1997-98 8,348 23.0 42.3
1998-99 7,789 21.5 38.5
1999-00 7,231 21.7 36.6
2000-01 6,437 22.2 37.1
2001-02 6,596 22.5 39.6
2002-03 7,078 23.0 40.7
2003-04 7,394 22.1 38.9
2004-05 8,023 22.3 39.2
2005-06 8,477 23.7 40.7
2006-07 9,429 23.6 41.7
2007-08 9,497 23.2 40.7
2008-09 9,602 23.5 43.5
2009-10 9,488 21.4 36.8

1. The number of offenders that are reconvicted, and the number of reconvictions, are omitted from the bulletin for clarity. They are included in the additional datasets which accompany this bulletin.
2. The definition of reconviction frequency rate and reconviction rate is described in section 12.2.1
3. Restriction of Liberty Orders were not available nationally until 2002.
4. DTTOs were rolled out to Glasgow, Fife and Aberdeen between 1999 and 2002, Edinburgh, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Tayside in 2002-03 and has been available to almost every court in Scotland since 2005-06.

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