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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 11: Reconviction rates and average number of reconvictions per offender, by local authority group based on court areas: 2015-16 cohort

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Table 11: Reconviction rates and average number of reconvictions per offender, by local authority group based on court areas: 2015-16 cohort

Local authority group1 Number of offenders Reconviction rate Average number of reconvictions per offender
All 44,036 27.0 0.47
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire2 3,495 27.8 0.56
Angus 740 26.4 0.48
Argyll & Bute3 416 22.8 0.33
Ayrshire, East, North and South4 3,713 30.1 0.53
Clackmannanshire 500 28.2 0.52
Dumfries & Galloway 1,448 25.9 0.44
Dunbartonshire, East and West5,6 1,055 28.2 0.47
Dundee City7 1,895 27.2 0.46
East Lothian8 107 26.2 0.30
Edinburgh and Midlothian8,9 5,055 25.6 0.46
Falkirk 1,170 28.8 0.47
Fife7 2,477 26.8 0.46
Glasgow City10,11 8,834 27.6 0.49
Highland 1,338 25.6 0.40
Inverclyde3 760 29.5 0.51
Lanarkshire, North and South12 5,000 28.3 0.50
Moray 613 23.2 0.39
Na h-Eileanan Siar 107 13.1 0.19
Orkney Islands 98 16.3 0.20
Perth and Kinross 979 22.0 0.34
Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire13 1,692 26.4 0.41
Scottish Borders 552 24.8 0.42
Shetland Islands 159 20.1 0.33
Stirling 607 27.7 0.50
West Lothian 1,224 21.6 0.32
Unknown 2 ** **

1. Approximate areas are based on where the courts of the offenders' index convictions are located, including high courts. Some sheriff court boundaries include more than one local authority area, so they are grouped together so that there are 25 groups of local authorities rather than all 32 being displayed separately. See relevant footnotes below.

2. Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire (Aberdeen, Banff, Stonehaven and Peterhead Sheriff Courts).

3. Rothesay Sheriff Court closed in 2013 and the business moved to Greenock Sheriff Court. Therefore some of the Argyll and Bute figures are included under Inverclyde.

4. East, North, and South Ayrshire (Kilmarnock and Ayr Sheriff Courts).

5. East and West Dunbartonshire (Dumbarton Sheriff Court).

6. Parts of East Dunbartonshire are also served by Glasgow Sheriff Court, but the figures for Glasgow Sheriff Court are only included within the Glasgow local authority area.

7. Cupar Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court closed in 2014 and the business was moved to Dundee Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court. Therefore some Fife figures are counted under Dundee City.

8. Haddington Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court closed at the start of 2015 and the business was moved to Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Therefore some of the East Lothian figures are included under Edinburgh and Midlothian.

9. City of Edinburgh and Midlothian (Edinburgh Sheriff Court).

10. Glasgow Sheriff Court also serves parts of East Dunbartonshire, and North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire. However, since this analysis is based on approximation of court areas, numbers for Glasgow Sheriff Court are only included within the Glasgow local authority area.

11. Includes the Stipendiary Magistrates court.

12. North and South Lanarkshire (Airdrie, Hamilton and Lanark Sheriff Courts). Some parts of North and South Lanarkshire are also covered by Glasgow Sheriff Court, but the figures for Glasgow Sheriff Court are only included within the Glasgow local authority area.

13. Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire (Paisley Sheriff Court).


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