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Reconviction rates in Scotland: 2015-2016 offender cohort

Published: 4 Sep 2018

Trends in reconviction statistics up to the latest cohort of 2015-2016.

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Reconviction rates in Scotland: 2015-2016 offender cohort
Table 6: Reconviction rate and average number of reconvictions per offender, by index crime: 1997-98 to 2015-16 cohorts1

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Table 6: Reconviction rate and average number of reconvictions per offender, by index crime: 1997-98 to 2015-16 cohorts1

Index Crime Number of offenders Reconviction rate Average number of reconvictions per offender
Violent Crime
1997-98 11,444 25.4 0.42
1998-99 10,855 23.6 0.39
1999-00 10,272 22.9 0.37
2000-01 9,737 23.9 0.39
2001-02 10,074 23.9 0.40
2002-03 10,312 24.0 0.41
2003-04 10,794 24.7 0.41
2004-05 11,632 24.8 0.43
2005-06 12,349 24.7 0.41
2006-07 12,939 25.4 0.43
2007-08 13,265 24.6 0.41
2008-09 12,979 25.5 0.42
2009-10 12,755 23.8 0.39
2010-11 12,491 24.0 0.38
2011-12 12,464 23.9 0.39
2012-13 11,598 23.2 0.38
2013-14 11,205 22.3 0.36
2014-15 11,423 22.4 0.36
2015-16 11,802 20.7 0.32
Sexual Crime2
1997-98 286 13.6 0.23
1998-99 281 14.9 0.27
1999-00 392 9.7 0.14
2000-01 410 13.9 0.24
2001-02 419 11.9 0.18
2002-03 419 11.7 0.18
2003-04 460 9.8 0.14
2004-05 574 9.1 0.14
2005-06 517 10.3 0.15
2006-07 492 14.2 0.21
2007-08 474 12.9 0.19
2008-09 491 12.4 0.19
2009-10 494 9.7 0.14
2010-11 480 11.9 0.18
2011-12 523 13.2 0.27
2012-13 623 12.5 0.18
2013-14 707 10.3 0.16
2014-15 869 12.0 0.18
2015-16 900 10.7 0.17
Dishonesty
1997-98 15,224 40.3 0.89
1998-99 14,124 41.5 0.94
1999-00 12,697 43.1 0.95
2000-01 11,641 44.0 0.97
2001-02 11,723 45.9 1.06
2002-03 11,559 46.0 1.05
2003-04 10,874 45.9 1.03
2004-05 10,654 45.9 1.03
2005-06 9,912 46.3 1.02
2006-07 9,992 46.6 1.03
2007-08 9,802 44.8 1.00
2008-09 9,532 45.1 1.05
2009-10 9,173 44.2 0.98
2010-11 9,127 43.5 0.98
2011-12 8,741 42.3 0.95
2012-13 8,015 41.9 0.93
2013-14 7,812 41.8 0.95
2014-15 7,428 42.7 0.93
2015-16 6,934 42.8 0.92
Criminal Damage
1997-98 3,589 28.8 0.52
1998-99 3,332 27.3 0.48
1999-00 2,980 28.5 0.51
2000-01 2,960 28.7 0.48
2001-02 2,986 30.7 0.54
2002-03 3,066 30.5 0.54
2003-04 3,538 29.7 0.55
2004-05 3,649 31.2 0.56
2005-06 3,625 33.0 0.58
2006-07 3,886 33.0 0.59
2007-08 3,903 31.9 0.55
2008-09 3,165 33.9 0.62
2009-10 2,837 32.7 0.58
2010-11 2,457 30.8 0.54
2011-12 2,206 29.6 0.50
2012-13 1,923 31.1 0.51
2013-14 1,931 31.6 0.55
2014-15 1,809 31.7 0.54
2015-16 1,631 29.9 0.49
Drug Offences
1997-98 5,654 26.2 0.40
1998-99 5,321 27.5 0.43
1999-00 4,838 25.5 0.37
2000-01 4,184 26.1 0.40
2001-02 4,694 25.2 0.41
2002-03 4,674 28.1 0.46
2003-04 5,524 29.3 0.45
2004-05 5,777 28.8 0.45
2005-06 5,794 29.5 0.47
2006-07 6,821 28.0 0.45
2007-08 6,581 27.2 0.42
2008-09 5,700 27.1 0.44
2009-10 5,946 26.9 0.42
2010-11 5,940 25.9 0.40
2011-12 5,674 23.9 0.38
2012-13 5,415 22.3 0.34
2013-14 5,584 22.0 0.33
2014-15 5,726 23.1 0.36
2015-16 5,855 23.3 0.35
Breach of the Peace3
1997-98 13,709 31.5 0.59
1998-99 12,115 31.2 0.57
1999-00 10,317 29.7 0.52
2000-01 9,758 29.8 0.52
2001-02 10,338 30.3 0.53
2002-03 10,856 30.9 0.56
2003-04 11,435 31.0 0.55
2004-05 12,217 31.0 0.55
2005-06 12,948 31.4 0.55
2006-07 13,674 31.1 0.54
2007-08 13,397 30.3 0.52
2008-09 12,155 30.0 0.54
2009-10 11,286 29.4 0.52
2010-11 9,605 28.6 0.51
2011-12 9,855 29.0 0.51
2012-13 10,324 28.7 0.50
2013-14 10,983 28.4 0.49
2014-15 12,423 28.0 0.47
2015-16 13,153 25.7 0.43
Other Crimes and Offences
1997-98 3,539 30.4 0.62
1998-99 3,120 32.4 0.65
1999-00 2,734 29.8 0.52
2000-01 2,875 29.4 0.51
2001-02 3,415 30.5 0.54
2002-03 3,958 32.6 0.58
2003-04 4,380 33.0 0.58
2004-05 4,855 32.1 0.57
2005-06 5,196 32.1 0.57
2006-07 5,502 33.1 0.57
2007-08 5,631 31.4 0.56
2008-09 5,635 30.6 0.55
2009-10 4,925 30.6 0.53
2010-11 4,604 30.5 0.52
2011-12 4,357 31.5 0.55
2012-13 3,799 30.8 0.53
2013-14 3,960 31.3 0.53
2014-15 3,936 29.3 0.49
2015-16 3,761 30.4 0.53

1. Figures for previous cohorts may differ from previously published figures as updated information is fed into the Scottish Offenders Index.

2. Sexual crime excludes offences associated with prostitution. The latter are included in other crimes and offences. Breach of sexual offender order and breach of sexual harm order are included in other crimes and offences.

3. Breach of the peace grouping, in line with the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland publication, includes the 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" and “threatening communications" (under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communication Scotland Act 2012)”.


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