1 An explanation of reconviction rate, reconviction frequency rate and cohort are provided in Section 3.
2 Non-court disposals are discussed in Section 5.
3 These figures have been revised since the previous publication (previously reported as 57.9) as data have been updated (see Section 12.3.2 for more details).
4 The reconviction frequency rate and reconviction rate applies to all offenders subject to an index disposal, irrespective of whether the offender successfully completed their sentence. Information is not available via the Scottish Offenders Index on completion rates for community sentences.
5 Royal Statistical Society (2003) Performance Indicators: Good, Bad, and Ugly Royal Statistical Society Working Party on Performance Monitoring in the Public Services. Obtained from www.rss.org.uk/uploadedfiles/documentlibrary/739.pdf
6 Battersby, J. & Flowers, J. (2004) Presenting performance indicators Eastern Region Public Health Observatory. Obtained from http://www.erpho.org.uk/viewResource.aspx?id=7518
7 Spiegelhalter, D. J. (2005) Funnel plots for comparing institutional performance Statistics in Medicine 24 1185-1202.
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