Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2016-17 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 2016-17 and then subsequently reconvicted within a year, along with selected trends.
The reconviction rate, which is the percentage of offenders who are reconvicted in a year, was 27.2% in 2016-17, which is the same as it was in 2015-16. The average number of reconvictions per offender in 2016-17 was 0.48, which was also the same as it was in the previous year. See Chart 1 and Table 1.
Chart 1: Reconviction rate and the average number of reconvictions per offender: 1997-98 to 2016-17 cohort