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Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2011-12 Offender Cohort

This publication provides analyses of trends in reconviction figures up to the latest cohort of 2011-12.

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Table 6 Reconviction rates and average number of reconvictions per offender, by index crime

Violent
crime
Number of offenders Reconviction rate Average number of
reconvictions per offender
1997-98 11,429 25.5 0.43
1998-99 10,850 23.5 0.39
1999-00 10,277 22.9 0.37
2000-01 9,822 23.9 0.39
2001-02 10,459 24.1 0.40
2002-03 11,142 24.8 0.42
2003-04 11,849 25.2 0.43
2004-05 12,674 25.5 0.44
2005-06 13,568 25.3 0.42
2006-07 14,224 26.2 0.44
2007-08 14,590 25.4 0.43
2008-09 14,226 26.2 0.44
2009-10 13,810 24.6 0.40
2010-11 13,512 24.6 0.39
2011-12 13,530 24.2 0.40
Sexual crime1
1997-98 286 13.6 0.23
1998-99 282 15.2 0.28
1999-00 392 9.7 0.14
2000-01 410 13.9 0.24
2001-02 419 11.9 0.18
2002-03 420 11.7 0.18
2003-04 458 9.8 0.14
2004-05 574 9.1 0.14
2005-06 515 10.1 0.15
2006-07 491 14.1 0.21
2007-08 474 12.9 0.19
2008-09 489 12.3 0.18
2009-10 492 9.8 0.14
2010-11 478 11.9 0.18
2011-12 522 12.6 0.25
Dishonesty
1997-98 15,225 40.3 0.89
1998-99 14,125 41.5 0.94
1999-00 12,696 43.1 0.95
2000-01 11,638 44.0 0.97
2001-02 11,717 45.9 1.06
2002-03 11,553 46.0 1.05
2003-04 10,846 45.8 1.03
2004-05 10,644 45.9 1.02
2005-06 9,894 46.4 1.02
2006-07 9,983 46.6 1.03
2007-08 9,790 44.7 1.00
2008-09 9,519 45.0 1.05
2009-10 9,166 44.2 0.98
2010-11 9,123 43.4 0.97
2011-12 8,742 41.9 0.92
Criminal damage
1997-98 3,591 28.8 0.53
1998-99 3,328 27.3 0.48
1999-00 2,981 28.5 0.51
2000-01 2,964 28.7 0.48
2001-02 2,984 30.7 0.54
2002-03 3,066 30.5 0.54
2003-04 3,535 29.6 0.55
2004-05 3,642 31.2 0.56
2005-06 3,620 33.0 0.58
2006-07 3,869 32.9 0.59
2007-08 3,891 31.8 0.55
2008-09 3,145 33.7 0.62
2009-10 2,827 32.6 0.58
2010-11 2,452 30.7 0.54
2011-12 2,203 29.2 0.48
Drug offences
1997-98 5,652 26.3 0.40
1998-99 5,320 27.5 0.43
1999-00 4,838 25.5 0.37
2000-01 4,181 26.1 0.40
2001-02 4,691 25.2 0.41
2002-03 4,669 28.0 0.46
2003-04 5,521 29.3 0.45
2004-05 5,767 28.9 0.45
2005-06 5,787 29.4 0.46
2006-07 6,807 28.0 0.45
2007-08 6,572 27.3 0.42
2008-09 5,691 27.0 0.44
2009-10 5,941 26.9 0.42
2010-11 5,937 25.9 0.40
2011-12 5,676 23.5 0.37
Breach of the peace2
1997-98 13,724 31.4 0.58
1998-99 12,115 31.3 0.57
1999-00 10,315 29.7 0.52
2000-01 9,751 29.7 0.52
2001-02 10,330 30.3 0.53
2002-03 10,854 30.9 0.56
2003-04 11,446 31.0 0.55
2004-05 12,260 31.1 0.55
2005-06 12,907 31.4 0.55
2006-07 13,629 31.0 0.53
2007-08 13,343 30.2 0.52
2008-09 12,113 29.9 0.54
2009-10 11,248 29.3 0.51
2010-11 9,584 28.6 0.50
2011-12 9,849 28.6 0.50
Other crimes and offences3
1997-98 3,537 30.4 0.62
1998-99 3,124 32.4 0.65
1999-00 2,730 29.7 0.52
2000-01 2,802 29.4 0.50
2001-02 3,051 31.1 0.55
2002-03 3,154 32.6 0.58
2003-04 3,329 33.8 0.59
2004-05 3,806 31.9 0.57
2005-06 4,034 32.5 0.58
2006-07 4,298 33.1 0.58
2007-08 4,382 31.2 0.56
2008-09 4,470 30.3 0.54
2009-10 3,929 30.0 0.52
2010-11 3,626 30.1 0.51
2011-12 3,304 30.3 0.52

1. Sexual crime excludes offences associated with prostitution. The latter are included in Other crimes and offences. The definitions are aligned with the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2012-13 publication.
2. Changes have been made since the Reconvictions Rates in Scotland 2010-11 Cohort Bulletin. Breach of the peace grouping, in line with the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2012-13 publication, now includes the new offences of "Threating or abusive behaviour" and "Offence of stalking", which are part of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010; and "Offensive behaviour at football (under the Offensive behaviour at football and threatening communication Scotland Act 2012)", and "Threatening communications (under the Offensive behaviour at football and threatening communication Scotland Act 2012)".
3. Breach of sexual offender order and breach of sexual harm order are included in Other crimes and offences.

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