Publication - Statistics

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 7: Reconviction rates for crimes by index crime: 2015-16 cohort

79 page PDF

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Table 7: Reconviction rates for crimes by index crime: 2015-16 cohort

Index crime3 2015-16 Total number (=100%) Percentage reconvicted within 1 year for1:
Any crime2 Violent crime Sexual crime4 Crimes of dishonesty Criminal damage Drug offences Breach of the peace5 Other crimes and offences
All offenders 44,036 27.0 7.1 0.3 8.2 1.6 4.3 10.2 3.9
Violent crime 11,802 20.7 8.0 0.2 3.3 1.2 2.1 8.8 2.9
Sexual crime4 900 10.7 1.9 2.6 1.7 0.4 0.4 3.0 3.9
Crimes of dishonesty 6,934 42.8 7.0 0.3 29.2 1.9 6.4 8.8 4.3
Criminal damage 1,631 29.9 9.7 0.3 5.0 4.5 3.2 13.1 4.7
Drug offences 5,855 23.3 4.0 0.2 5.2 0.8 10.2 6.2 3.1
Breach of the peace5 13,153 25.7 7.5 0.3 4.3 1.8 2.8 13.5 3.8
Other crimes and offences 3,761 30.4 8.5 0.4 6.4 2.0 4.5 12.3 7.3

1. Shading has been added to the table for the reconvictions of each crime type to visually distinguish the different reconviction rates. The darker the shading, the higher the reconviction rate. White numbers are used on darker backgrounds for contrast. (please refer to the PDF for shading)

2. Offenders may be reconvicted for more than one type of crime in a year, so the row totals for the specific crime groups will not necessarily equal the overall percentage in "Any crime".

3. More detailed breakdowns can be found in the additional datasets which will be published to accompany this bulletin.

4. 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.

5. 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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