Table 13: Reconviction rates and average number of reconvictions per offender, by local authority based on residence of offenders: 2016-17 cohort1
|Local Authority||Number of offenders||Reconviction rate||Average number of reconvictions per offender|
|Argyll & Bute||320||21.9||0.33|
|Dumfries & Galloway||1,002||28.1||0.48|
|Edinburgh, City of||2,378||24.6||0.43|
|Na h-Eileanan Siar||82||20.7||0.28|
|Perth & Kinross||655||24.6||0.39|
1. These data are classed as Experimental Statistics: Data being developed, as the data are not yet of sufficient quality to be labelled as National Statistics.
2. Includes convictions for offenders with a postcode in England, Northern Ireland, Wales, or a Crown Dependency. Note that these only include convictions in Scottish Courts. Offenders may have other convictions in other countries which are not counted here, so they are not comparable to the data for Scotland or Scottish local authorities.
3. Unknown local authority is where data were not available on the first part of an offenders' postcode so they could not be assigned to a local authority. This also includes a small number where postcodes were supplied, but they were not valid Scottish postcodes.