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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 1 One year reconviction frequency rates and one year reconviction rates:
1997-98 to 2009-10 cohorts

Overall
cohort
Number of
offenders
Reconviction
rate[2]
Reconviction
frequency rate[2]
1997-98 53,451 31.8 61.5
1998-99 49,133 31.8 61.8
1999-00 44,202 31.3 58.9
2000-01 41,569 31.8 59.7
2001-02 43,645 32.4 62.8
2002-03 44,854 32.9 63.9
2003-04 46,929 32.7 62.0
2004-05 49,285 32.5 61.1
2005-06 50,245 32.5 60.1
2006-07 53,248 32.4 59.7
2007-08 52,984 31.3 57.3
2008-09 49,612 31.5 59.6
2009-10 47,336 30.1 54.0

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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