Publication - Statistics

Reconviction rates in Scotland: 2016-2017 offender cohort

Published: 24 Jun 2019
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781787819252

This publication provides analyses of trends in reconviction statistics up to the latest cohort of 2016 to 2017.

Contents
Reconviction rates in Scotland: 2016-2017 offender cohort
Table 7: Reconviction rates for crimes by index crime: 2016-17 cohort

Table 7: Reconviction rates for crimes by index crime: 2016-17 cohort

Table 7: Reconviction rates for crimes by index crime: 2016-17 cohort

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.

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 “threatening 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communications" (under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communication Scotland Act 2012 which was repealed on 20 April 2018, although prosecutions under the act were informally ended during 2017).


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