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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 15 Two year reconviction frequency rates and two year reconviction rates: 1997-98 to 2008-09 cohorts

Overall cohort Number of offenders Reconviction rate(2) Reconviction frequency rate(2)
1997-98 53,451 42.6 110.0
1998-99 49,133 42.5 107.7
1999-00 44,202 42.9 108.1
2000-01 41,569 43.8 112.9
2001-02 43,645 44.2 115.9
2002-03 44,854 45.3 118.4
2003-04 46,929 44.7 115.1
2004-05 49,285 44.6 113.1
2005-06 50,245 44.9 112.9
2006-07 53,248 44.1 108.8
2007-08 52,984 42.5 105.7
2008-09 49,612 42.2 105.9

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. Figures for previous cohorts may differ from previously published figures as updated information is fed into the Scottish Offenders Index.

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