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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 14 One year reconviction frequency rates and one year reconviction rates by police force: 2009-10 cohort

Police Force of Index Conviction Number of offenders Reconviction rate(2) Reconviction frequency rate(2)
All 47,336 30.1 54.0
Central 2,695 30.2 54.3
Dumfries & Galloway 1,411 27.6 48.2
Fife 2,735 30.5 52.0
Grampian 4,381 30.7 58.2
Lothian & Borders 6,575 27.5 49.7
Northern 2,339 26.7 43.3
Strathclyde 23,601 30.6 54.2
Tayside 3,591 33.6 66.1
Unknown(3) 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. There were eight offenders for which the police force of the index conviction was unknown.

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