Publication - Statistics

Reconviction rates in Scotland: 2016-2017 offender cohort

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

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

Reconviction rates in Scotland: 2016-2017 offender cohort
Table 15: Individuals given police disposals and subsequent non-court disposals, by disposal type: 2008-09 to 2016-17 cohorts1,2

Table 15: Individuals given police disposals and subsequent non-court disposals, by disposal type: 2008-09 to 2016-17 cohorts1,2

Police disposal Number of individuals Repeat non-court disposal rate3,4 Average number of repeat non-court disposals per individual3
ASBFPN
2008-09 38,917 28.5 0.48
2009-10 48,241 27.5 0.47
2010-11 42,841 27.4 0.49
2011-12 41,500 28.3 0.53
2012-13 41,783 28.7 0.56
2013-14 42,655 26.0 0.48
2014-15 33,623 23.5 0.43
2015-16 24,205 20.4 0.35
2016-17 12,859 20.4 0.32
Formal Adult Warning5
2008-09 6,803 18.0 0.28
2009-10 7,474 14.7 0.22
2010-11 6,775 13.3 0.20
2011-12 7,561 15.1 0.23
2012-13 7,438 16.3 0.26
2013-14 6,592 13.6 0.22
2014-15 4,379 11.9 0.18
2015-16 3,158 10.8 0.15
2016-17 216 25.0 0.47
Restorative Justice Warning
2008-09 2,269 7.9 0.10
2009-10 2,153 6.0 0.07
2010-11 1,646 6.9 0.09
2011-12 949 8.6 0.10
2012-13 547 18.5 0.29
2013-14 376 18.6 0.29
2014-15 212 21.2 0.32
2015-16 281 27.4 0.51
2016-17 282 23.0 0.42
Early and Effective Inverventions
2008-09 93 15.1 0.17
2009-10 215 21.4 0.27
2010-11 432 19.2 0.25
2011-12 2,190 20.3 0.29
2012-13 3,438 19.8 0.29
2013-14 3,857 23.4 0.39
2014-15 4,198 23.0 0.38
2015-16 5,103 23.6 0.41
2016-17 4,533 24.6 0.46
Recorded Police Warning
2008-09 - - -
2009-10 - - -
2010-11 - - -
2011-12 - - -
2012-13 - - -
2013-14 - - -
2014-15 - - -
2015-16 3,556 14.7 0.19
2016-17 17,833 15.3 0.20

1. Figures for previous cohorts may differ from previously published figures as updated information is fed into the Scottish Offenders Index.

2. The non-court disposals dataset is independent of the dataset on court convictions.

3. Includes any non-court disposal within one year of receiving a police disposal, and therefore could include COPFS disposals as well as police disposals.

4. The percentage of individuals receiving a non-court disposal within a year of receiving a police disposal.

5. Formal Adult Warnings were replaced and extended by Recorded Police Warnings in January 2016 which cover a wider range of offences. Formal Adult Warnings given after January 2016 were for offences committed before January 2016.


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