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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 11 One year reconviction frequency rates and one year reconviction rates, by previous community convictions

No previous
convictions
Number of
offenders
Reconviction
rate4
Reconviction
frequency rate4
1997-98 40,408 25.0 44.9
1998-99 35,981 24.4 43.1
1999-00 31,209 23.4 39.9
2000-01 28,826 23.8 40.7
2001-02 29,961 24.1 41.8
2002-03 30,412 24.1 41.8
2003-04 31,742 23.8 39.9
2004-05 32,620 23.6 39.4
2005-06 33,313 23.9 39.2
2006-07 34,917 23.4 38.0
2007-08 34,093 21.7 34.7
2008-09 30,680 20.9 34.1
2009-10 28,255 18.9 29.2
1 or 2 previous
convictions
1997-98 9,473 48.6 100.6
1998-99 9,405 48.2 99.0
1999-00 8,924 45.3 90.1
2000-01 8,539 45.4 88.6
2001-02 9,069 44.8 90.9
2002-03 9,208 45.2 90.4
2003-04 9,430 45.4 89.7
2004-05 10,296 43.6 84.6
2005-06 10,215 43.0 82.3
2006-07 11,045 43.3 81.5
2007-08 11,286 41.7 76.8
2008-09 11,023 41.3 77.9
2009-10 10,834 38.8 67.7
3 to 10 previou
convictions
1997-98 3,495 63.5 144.6
1998-99 3,655 61.3 145.3
1999-00 3,966 60.2 135.3
2000-01 4,065 57.8 128.0
2001-02 4,426 61.0 140.0
2002-03 5,016 61.7 142.3
2003-04 5,492 60.3 135.1
2004-05 6,027 59.5 132.2
2005-06 6,316 58.9 128.1
2006-07 6,816 58.0 128.1
2007-08 7,128 57.8 125.8
2008-09 7,331 58.1 129.3
2009-10 7,642 56.4 118.0
Over 10 previous
convictions
1997-98 75 73.3 233.3
1998-99 92 82.6 247.8
1999-00 103 73.8 196.1
2000-01 139 79.1 233.8
2001-02 189 73.0 220.1
2002-03 218 70.6 214.7
2003-04 265 73.6 209.8
2004-05 342 67.8 174.0
2005-06 401 66.8 158.6
2006-07 470 71.9 169.6
2007-08 477 69.4 182.2
2008-09 578 68.0 172.8
2009-10 605 66.3 157.7

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. Convictions since start of 1989.
3. Convictions resulting in a Community Service Order, Probation Order, Restriction of Liberty Order or Drug Treatment and Testing Order.
4. The definition of reconviction frequency rate and reconviction rate is described in section 12.2.1

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