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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 12 Reconviction rates by index crime: 2011-12 cohort

(see note 1)

Index crime2 2011-12 Total number (=100%) Percentage reconvicted within 1 year for:
Any crime Violent Crime Sexual Crime3 Crimes of dishonesty Criminal damage Other Serious violent crime Serious crime
All offenders 43,826 29 10 * 10 2 15 2 4
Violent Crime
Serious assault and homicide 1,251 21 10 ** 4 1 11 3 6
Robbery 390 44 19 ** 17 4 19 9 15
Common Assault 11,585 24 11 * 4 2 13 2 3
Other Violence 304 23 12 ** 4 ** 14 ** 3
Sexual Crime
Sexual Assault4 180 8 ** ** ** - ** - **
Other indecency4 342 15 ** 3 3 ** 9 ** 4
Prostitution5 131 24 ** ** 11 ** 11 ** **
Crimes of dishonesty
Housebreaking 863 48 11 ** 33 2 16 3 11
Theft (opening lockfast place) 305 49 11 ** 32 ** 21 ** 8
Theft of motor vehicle 379 41 12 - 20 4 19 4 7
Shoplifting 3,343 55 11 ** 41 2 20 2 5
Other Theft 1,777 39 10 ** 24 2 17 3 6
Fraud 662 18 3 ** 10 2 8 ** 3
Other Dishonesty 1,413 20 4 ** 11 ** 9 1 3
Criminal damage
Fireraising 115 26 10 ** ** ** 10 ** **
Malicious & reckless conduct 2,088 29 12 ** 7 5 15 2 4
Other
Handling offensive weapons6 1,873 30 9 ** 8 2 18 2 6
Crimes against public justice7 1,158 31 8 ** 9 2 19 2 6
Drugs 5,676 24 5 ** 6 1 16 1 4
Breach of the peace8 9,849 29 11 * 5 3 18 2 3
Other crime 129 28 16 - ** ** 16 ** **
Other offences 13 31 ** - ** - ** - -

1. This table has been constructed differently from previous years' bulletins, so they cannot be directly compared. For consistency with tables 1-11, this table is now produced from the "persons proceeded against" datasource. In previous years this table has been constructed from a different datasource: the "offences relating to persons proceeded against" datasource. The row totals for the specific crime groups will not necessarily equal the overall total in "Any crime" as offenders may have multiple reconvictions in 1 year.
2. A more detailed breakdown of the crimes for which the cohort are reconvicted are omitted from the bulletin for clarity. They are included in the additional datasets which accompany this bulletin.
3. Sexual Crime includes Sexual assault and Other indecency. Sexual Crime excludes offences associated with prostitution.
4. Sexual Assault includes: Rape; Attempted rape; Contact sexual assault (13-15 yr. old or adult 16+); Sexually coercive conduct (13-15 yr. old or adult 16+); Sexual offences against children under 13 years; and Lewd and libidinous practices. Other Indecency includes: Other sexually coercive conduct; Other sexual offences involving 13-15 year old children; Taking, distribution, possession etc. of indecent photos of children; Incest; Unnatural Crimes; Public indecency; Sexual exposure; and Other sexual offences. These are the notifiable crimes for an offender who has been placed on the sex offenders register. The definitions are aligned with the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2012-13 publication.
5. Offences associated with prostitution including: Procuration (excluding homosexual acts); Brothel keeping; Immoral traffic; Offences related to prostitution; Procuration of homosexual acts; Procuration of sexual services from children under 18; and Soliciting services of a person engaged in prostitution.
6. Handling offensive weapons includes: in possession of an offensive weapon; having in a public place an article with a blade or point, and restriction of weapons.
7. Breach of sexual offender order and breach of sexual harm order are included in Crimes against public justice.
8. Changes have been made since the Reconvictions Rates in Scotland 2010-11 Cohort Bulletin. Breach of 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)".

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