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 10: Reconviction rates by offender characteristics: 2015-16 cohort

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Table 10: Reconviction rates by offender characteristics: 2015-16 cohort

Index disposal in 2015-16 by age Percentage of male offenders reconvicted1 Percentage of female offenders reconvicted1
Number of previous convictions2 Number of previous convictions2
None 1 or 2 3 to 10 Over 10 None 1 or 2 3 to 10 Over 10
All 11 20 30 52 8 18 33 52
under 21 22 42 61 63 17 35 49 67
21 to 25 11 23 40 64 8 21 40 58
26 to 30 9 17 30 59 7 18 32 58
31 to 40 7 14 26 52 6 14 34 53
over 40 5 11 19 43 6 13 25 46
Discharged from custody3 12 18 34 58 9 15 42 61
under 21 37 37 61 58 ** ** ** **
21 to 25 10 20 40 64 ** ** 44 70
26 to 30 5 15 30 61 9 ** 33 65
31 to 40 10 15 29 56 10 ** 42 60
over 40 5 7 19 54 13 ** 45 57
Extended Sentences 5 10 11 27 ** ** ** **
under 21 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
21 to 25 ** ** 5 20 ** ** ** **
26 to 30 ** ** ** 46 ** ** ** **
31 to 40 * ** ** * ** ** ** **
over 40 4 * 11 ** ** ** ** **
Supervised Release Orders 19 18 27 50 ** ** ** **
under 21 ** 20 28 ** ** ** ** **
21 to 25 ** ** 43 52 ** ** ** **
26 to 30 ** ** 27 67 ** ** ** **
31 to 40 ** ** 7 47 ** ** ** **
over 40 18 ** 18 27 ** ** ** **
Restriction of Liberty Order 19 26 42 42 11 29 41 44
under 21 38 48 82 ** ** ** ** **
21 to 25 17 22 44 66 ** ** 50 **
26 to 30 8 12 41 58 ** ** ** **
31 to 40 5 16 27 42 ** 17 40 31
over 40 * 19 37 24 * ** ** **
Legacy community orders4 3 14 ** ** 8 ** ** **
under 21 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
21 to 25 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
26 to 30 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
31 to 40 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
over 40 * ** ** ** 10 ** ** **
Community Payback Orders5 15 25 35 52 11 23 37 55
under 21 29 49 65 75 30 47 68 **
21 to 25 13 30 43 70 11 21 39 65
26 to 30 13 17 33 61 9 26 32 55
31 to 40 8 14 30 53 6 21 38 56
over 40 4 13 23 39 4 14 30 51
Drug Treatment and Testing Order ** ** 66 71 ** ** 50 70
under 21 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
21 to 25 ** ** ** 100 ** ** ** **
26 to 30 ** ** ** 81 ** ** ** 70
31 to 40 ** ** 56 71 ** ** ** 69
over 40 ** ** ** 60 ** ** ** **
Monetary 10 17 25 45 8 17 28 45
under 21 16 32 56 ** 14 37 20 **
21 to 25 10 21 38 64 7 17 35 44
26 to 30 9 17 24 51 7 18 35 49
31 to 40 7 14 24 48 8 15 29 49
over 40 5 11 17 37 6 15 23 38
Other6 10 18 25 47 7 14 29 48
under 21 21 43 60 ** 13 26 42 **
21 to 25 10 21 37 61 7 23 41 48
26 to 30 8 18 33 58 5 13 29 62
31 to 40 6 13 20 46 5 9 33 48
over 40 4 10 17 41 6 10 20 42

1. Shading has been added to the table to distinguish the different reconviction rates visually. 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. Convictions since the start of 1989. Caution should be exercised when comparing this table with similar tables in previous publications. There will be fewer previous convictions in earlier cohorts because convictions didn't start to be recorded in the SOI until 1989.

3. Custody includes imprisonment, young offender institutions, and orders for lifelong restriction. Supervised release orders and extended sentences are presented separately for the first time this year.

4. Legacy community order refers to Community Service Orders (CSOs) and Probation Orders (POs) which were replaced by Community Payback Orders for crimes or offences committed after 1 February 2011. Legacy community orders given after 1 February are for crimes or offences committed prior to 1 February 2011.

5. Community Payback Orders (CPOs) were introduced by the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 and came into effect from 1 February 2011. The CPO replaces provisions for Community Service Orders, Probation Orders, and Supervised Attendance Orders and came into effect from 1 February 2011. The CPO replaces provisions for Community Service Orders, Probation Orders and Supervised Attendance Orders.

6. Includes Supervised Attendance Orders.


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