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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 16: Individuals convicted in 2011-12, by gender, age, and number and type of previous convictions in 2002-03 to 2011-12

Number and
type of previous convictions
2002-03 to 2011-121
Total (=100%) Gender Age2 (Last) sentence in 2011-12
Male Female under 21 21 to 30 over 30 Custody Community sentence (CPO, CSO, PO, RLO, DTTO)3 Monetary Other4
Number of persons
with charge proved
40,992 33,817 7,175 6,908 15,401 18,683 7,289 9,637 14,753 9,313
All previous convictions5
None 13,607 78 22 26 29 45 7 22 42 29
1 or 2 9,589 82 18 18 36 46 9 26 43 21
3 to 10 11,911 86 14 12 42 45 23 26 32 19
Over 10 5,885 87 13 4 50 46 46 18 18 19
Previous custodial sentences
None 29,748 79 21 20 36 44 8 26 42 25
1 or 2 4,744 90 10 11 40 49 35 22 27 17
3 to 10 4,831 91 9 8 44 48 48 17 19 17
Over 10 1,669 93 7 1 47 52 64 12 11 14
Previous community sentences
None 25,854 81 19 20 33 47 11 23 42 25
1 or 2 9,631 86 14 13 41 46 25 25 30 19
3 to 10 5,260 86 14 10 53 37 38 23 20 19
Over 10 247 70 30 4 65 32 43 20 13 25
Previous solemn convictions6
None 34,014 80 20 19 36 46 13 24 39 24
1 or 2 5,999 92 8 8 46 46 40 20 24 16
3 to 10 977 97 3 4 54 42 63 13 11 13
Over 10 2 ** - - ** ** ** ** - -
Crimes of violence
None 36,519 82 18 18 36 47 15 24 38 24
1 or 2 4,268 90 10 11 52 36 41 20 23 16
3 to 10 205 89 11 7 78 15 67 10 12 10
Over 10 0 - - - - - - - - -
Crimes of dishonesty
None 28,147 82 18 20 34 45 11 24 40 24
1 or 2 6,359 84 16 13 46 41 23 25 33 19
3 to 10 4,520 83 17 6 44 50 36 19 24 21
Over 10 1,966 84 16 1 42 57 50 16 15 20
Drug offences
None 32,237 81 19 20 36 43 15 24 37 24
1 or 2 7,011 86 14 4 44 52 28 22 32 18
3 to 10 1,729 89 11 1 38 61 33 20 29 18
Over 10 15 100 - - 47 53 33 - 33 33

1. Since the last reconvictions publication, changes have been made to the way this table is reported. The number and type of previous convictions are now based upon a 10 year window between 2002-03 and 2011-12.

2. Age as at date of last conviction in 2011-12.

3. Community Sentence refers to Restriction of Liberty Orders, Drug Treatment and Testing Orders, Community Service Orders, Probation Orders and Community Payback Orders (CPOs). Community Payback Orders (CPOs) were introduced by the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 and came into effect from 1 February 2011. The CPO replaces provisions for Community Service Orders, Probation Orders and Supervised Attendance Orders.

4. The 'Other' catergory includes 61 Supervised Attendance Orders. It also includes: remit to children's hearing; community reparation order; caution; admonition; absolute discharge; insanity; guardianship; and hospital order.

5. Convictions for crimes or common assault, breach of the peace, racially aggravated conduct or harassment, firearms offences or social security offences. Excludes convictions outwith Scotland.

6. Convictions in the High Court or in a sheriff and jury court.

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