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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 12: Two year reconviction frequency rates and two year reconviction rates: 1997-98 to 2009-10 cohorts

Overall cohort Number of offenders Reconviction rate(2) Reconviction frequency rate(2)
1997-98 53,446 42.6 110.0
1998-99 49,144 42.5 107.7
1999-00 44,229 42.9 108.1
2000-01 41,568 43.8 112.9
2001-02 43,651 44.2 115.9
2002-03 44,863 45.3 118.3
2003-04 46,986 44.6 114.9
2004-05 49,368 44.5 112.8
2005-06 50,322 44.8 112.7
2006-07 53,300 44.1 108.8
2007-08 53,043 42.5 105.8
2008-09 49,652 42.4 107.4
2009-10 47,414 40.5 97.9

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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