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Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2010-11 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 2010-11

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Table 10: One year reconviction frequency rates and one year reconviction rates, by CJA and LA: 2010-11 cohort

Community Justice Authority Local Authority(2) Number of offenders Reconviction rate(3) Reconviction frequency rate(3)
Scotland(4) 44,126 28.4 50.2
Fife & Forth Valley All 5,094 28.8 50.4
Clackmannanshire 434 34.1 70.5
Falkirk 1,219 26.7 46.4
Fife 2,708 27.1 44.6
Stirling 733 35.9 66.4
Glasgow All 9,409 29.2 52.5
Glasgow City(5) 9,409 29.2 52.5
Lanarkshire All 4,596 27.4 44.3
North and South Lanarkshire(6) 4,596 27.4 44.3
Lothian & Borders All 6,411 25.4 44.8
East Lothian 593 23.1 35.6
Edinburgh and Midlothian(7) 4,260 26.1 47.8
Scottish Borders 651 25.7 44.5
West Lothian 907 23.5 36.7
Northern All 5,952 27.6 48.7
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire(8) 3,393 30.2 55.7
Eilean Siar 121 17.4 24.0
Highland 1,647 24.2 38.4
Moray 555 26.5 50.5
Orkney Islands 114 21.1 28.9
Shetland Islands 122 23.8 30.3
North Strathclyde(9) All 3,864 27.0 46.7
Argyll & Bute 513 23.8 37.6
East and West Dunbartonshire(10) 1,165 30.4 55.2
East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire(11) 1,513 24.3 41.8
Inverclyde 673 29.6 49.9
South West Scotland All 5,101 29.0 51.4
Dumfries & Galloway 1,202 28.5 49.7
East, North and South Ayrshire(12) 3,899 29.2 51.9
Tayside All 3,607 34.1 66.0
Angus 870 31.6 66.1
Dundee City 1,779 38.3 75.7
Perth & Kinross 958 28.6 47.9
Unknown All 92 30.4 47.8
Unknown(13) 92 30.4 47.8

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. 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 2010-11, there were 92 offenders who were seen in the domestic abuse court. These offenders have not been assigned to an approximate area.

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