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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 17: Individuals convicted by number of convictions in past 10 years: 2002-03 to 2011-12

Number and type of previous convictions1 1993-94 to 2002-03 1994-95 to 2003-04 1995-96 to 2004-05 1996-97 to 2005-06 1997-98 to 2006-07 1998-99 to 2007-08 1999-00 to 2008-09 2000-01 to 2009-10 2001-02 to 2010-11 2002-03 to 2011-12
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Number of persons with charge proved (=100%) 45,302 47,388 49,535 50,500 53,749 53,505 50,477 48,169 44,921 40,992
All previous convictions2
None 15,077 33 16,382 35 17,142 35 17,810 35 18,939 35 18,695 35 17,304 34 16,350 34 15,053 34 13,607 33
1 or 2 11,228 25 11,869 25 12,418 25 12,938 26 13,653 25 13,638 25 12,296 24 11,857 25 10,774 24 9,589 23
3 to 10 12,884 28 13,036 28 13,707 28 13,647 27 14,820 28 14,894 28 14,324 28 13,578 28 12,812 29 11,911 29
Over 10 6,113 13 6,101 13 6,268 13 6,105 12 6,337 12 6,278 12 6,553 13 6,384 13 6,282 14 5,885 14

1. The number and type of previous convictions are based upon a 10 year window between 1993-94 and 2002-03 to 2002-03 and 2011-12.

2. 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.

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