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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 13 One year reconviction frequency rates and one year reconviction rates, by CJA and LA: 2009-10 cohort

Community Justice Authority Local Authority(2) Number of offenders Reconviction rate(3) Reconviction frequency rate(3)
Scotland(4) 47,336 30.1 54.0
Fife & Forth Valley All 5,267 30.5 53.4
Clackmannanshire 562 33.3 62.8
Falkirk 1,337 30.5 50.8
Fife 2,607 30.6 52.1
Stirling 761 27.7 55.6
Glasgow All 9,994 31.6 58.2
Glasgow City(5) 9,994 31.6 58.2
Lanarkshire All 4,909 30.5 52.4
North and South Lanarkshire(6) 4,909 30.5 52.4
Lothian & Borders All 6,785 27.1 48.7
East Lothian 593 28.7 46.4
Edinburgh and Midlothian(7) 4,362 27.9 52.2
Scottish Borders 802 26.2 46.6
West Lothian 1,028 23.4 36.5
Northern All 6,674 29.4 53.3
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire(8) 3,753 31.1 59.3
Eilean Siar 123 23.6 43.9
Highland 1,938 26.9 42.9
Moray 597 29.1 53.9
Orkney Islands 102 33.3 61.8
Shetland Islands 161 22.4 37.9
North Strathclyde(9) All 4,210 29.3 51.0
Argyll & Bute 538 29.0 44.1
East and West Dunbartonshire(10) 1,274 32.3 61.1
East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire(11) 1,680 28.6 49.7
Inverclyde 718 25.8 41.5
South West Scotland All 5,832 29.4 50.3
Dumfries & Galloway 1,382 27.8 48.8
East, North and South Ayrshire(12) 4,450 29.9 50.7
Tayside All 3,561 33.7 66.4
Angus 884 33.4 68.4
Dundee City 1,766 36.6 74.6
Perth & Kinross 911 28.5 48.6
Unknown All 104 31.7 56.7
Unknown(13) 104 31.7 56.7

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. Approximate areas are based on the court of the offenders index conviction. Some Sheriff Court boundaries include more than one local authority area.
3. The definition of reconviction frequency rate and reconviction rate is described in section 12.2.1
4. Includes High Court and Remit to High Court.
5. Includes the Stipendiary Magistrates court.
6. North and South Lanarkshire (Airdrie, Hamilton and Lanark Sheriff Courts).
7. City of Edinburgh and Midlothian (Edinburgh Sheriff Court).
8. Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire (Aberdeen, Banff, Stonehaven and Peterhead Sheriff Courts).
9. Parts of East Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute are also served by Glasgow Sheriff Court as well as the Sheriff Courts in North Strathclyde. However, since this analysis is based on an approximation of court areas, East Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute have been included with North Strathclyde whilst Glasgow Sheriff Court is included with Glasgow CJA area.
10. East and West Dunbartonshire (Dumbarton Sheriff Court).
11. Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire (Paisley Sheriff Court).
12. East, North and South Ayrshire (Kilmarnock and Ayr Sheriff Courts).
13. In 2009-10, there were 104 offenders who were seen in the domestic abuse court. These have not been asigned to an approximate area.

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