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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 1: One year reconviction frequency rates and one year reconviction rates: 1997-98 to 2010-11 cohorts

Overall cohort Number of offenders Reconviction rate2 Reconviction frequency rate2
1997-98 53,446 31.8 61.5
1998-99 49,144 31.8 61.8
1999-00 44,229 31.3 58.9
2000-01 41,568 31.8 59.7
2001-02 43,651 32.4 62.8
2002-03 44,863 32.9 63.9
2003-04 46,986 32.7 61.9
2004-05 49,368 32.4 61.0
2005-06 50,322 32.5 60.0
2006-07 53,300 32.4 59.7
2007-08 53,043 31.2 57.3
2008-09 49,652 31.5 59.8
2009-10 47,414 30.5 55.6
2010-11 44,126 28.4 50.2

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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