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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 16 Individuals convicted by number of previous convictions in 10 years from 2003-04 to 2012-13

(see note 1)

Number and
type of previous convictions2
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 2003-04 to 2012-13
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Number of persons
with charge proved (=100%)
47,388 49,535 50,500 53,749 53,505 50,477 48,169 45,481 44,906 42,508
All previous convictions3
None 16,382 35 17,142 35 17,810 35 18,939 35 18,695 35 17,304 34 16,350 34 15,251 34 14,826 33 13,870 33
1 or 2 11,869 25 12,418 25 12,938 26 13,653 25 13,638 25 12,296 24 11,857 25 10,902 24 10,691 24 10,094 24
3 to 10 13,036 28 13,707 28 13,647 27 14,820 28 14,894 28 14,324 28 13,578 28 12,986 29 13,077 29 12,399 29
Over 10 6,101 13 6,268 13 6,105 12 6,337 12 6,278 12 6,553 13 6,384 13 6,342 14 6,312 14 6,145 14

1. This table is constructed from a different datasource to tables 1-12 in this bulletin. It is constructed from criminal proceedings data rather than the Scottish Offenders Index.
2. The number and type of previous convictions in 10 year windows.
3. Convictions for crimes or common assault, breach of the peace, racially aggravated conduct or harassment, firearms offences or social security offences. Excludes convictions outside of Scotland.

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