Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2013-14 Offender Cohort
This bulletin forms part of the Scottish Government series of statistical bulletins on the criminal justice system. Statistics are presented on the number of individuals who were released from a custodial sentence or given a non-custodial sentence in 2013-14 and then subsequently reoffended in 2014-15, along with selected trends from 1997-98.
In addition to the statistics presented here detailed tables are published as background statistics on the Scottish Government Crime and Justice Statistics website.
Both the reconviction rate and average number of reconvictions per offender have decreased since 2012-13, continuing a general decline over the past 17 years. Since 2012-13, the reconviction rate has fallen by 0.6 percentage points, from 28.9 to 28.3 and the average number of reconvictions per offender has fallen by 0.02, nearly 4 per cent, from 0.53 to 0.51 ( Chart 1 and Table 1).
Chart 1: Reconviction rates and the average number of reconvictions per offender: 1997-98 to 2013-14 cohorts
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