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 13: Reconviction rates and average number of reconvictions per offender, by local authority based on residence of offenders: 2016-17 cohort1

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
All 40,606 27.2 0.48
Aberdeen City 1,963 33.3 0.71
Aberdeenshire 1,021 28.2 0.54
Angus 692 23.8 0.38
Argyll & Bute 320 21.9 0.33
Clackmannanshire 426 27.5 0.56
Dumfries & Galloway 1,002 28.1 0.48
Dundee City 1,349 25.4 0.40
East Ayrshire 801 27.7 0.53
East Dunbartonshire 286 21.0 0.34
East Lothian 480 21.0 0.36
East Renfrewshire 349 22.6 0.30
Edinburgh, City of 2,378 24.6 0.43
Falkirk 1,033 26.6 0.48
Fife 2,386 26.2 0.43
Glasgow City 4,869 28.1 0.48
Highland 1,137 25.1 0.39
Inverclyde 445 29.2 0.43
Midlothian 480 23.8 0.40
Moray 542 23.6 0.39
Na h-Eileanan Siar 82 20.7 0.28
North Ayrshire 806 25.8 0.40
North Lanarkshire 2,161 25.9 0.44
Orkney Islands 82 23.2 0.30
Perth & Kinross 655 24.6 0.39
Renfrewshire 911 24.7 0.41
Scottish Borders 419 23.4 0.40
Shetland Islands 114 25.4 0.31
South Ayrshire 509 28.9 0.55
South Lanarkshire 2,075 26.3 0.44
Stirling 459 26.4 0.47
West Dunbartonshire 629 27.8 0.42
West Lothian 1,022 23.1 0.35
Other British2 499 9.4 0.13
Unknown3 8,224 31.1 0.58

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.


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