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 18: Individuals given non-court disposals and subsequent non-court disposals, by age: 2008-09 to 2016-17 cohorts1,2

Table 18: Individuals given non-court disposals and subsequent non-court disposals, by age: 2008-09 to 2016-17 cohorts1,2

Age Number of Individuals Repeat non-court disposal rate3 Average number of repeat non-court disposals per individual
Under 21
2008-09 27,484 32.2 0.53
2009-10 28,260 30.2 0.50
2010-11 24,414 29.0 0.47
2011-12 24,017 29.0 0.48
2012-13 25,117 28.9 0.48
2013-14 22,970 27.8 0.46
2014-15 18,894 25.3 0.40
2015-16 17,671 22.7 0.35
2016-17 14,871 22.1 0.33
21 to 25
2008-09 19,774 24.6 0.36
2009-10 21,701 23.8 0.36
2010-11 20,407 22.9 0.35
2011-12 20,524 24.6 0.38
2012-13 23,164 25.1 0.38
2013-14 22,651 22.0 0.33
2014-15 16,963 20.4 0.31
2015-16 14,720 18.4 0.26
2016-17 11,250 16.7 0.21
26 to 30
2008-09 14,001 20.8 0.31
2009-10 15,396 20.2 0.30
2010-11 15,098 20.4 0.31
2011-12 16,514 22.1 0.34
2012-13 19,198 22.7 0.36
2013-14 18,561 19.9 0.31
2014-15 14,457 19.0 0.29
2015-16 13,338 17.2 0.24
2016-17 10,157 15.6 0.20
31 to 40
2008-09 19,415 18.3 0.28
2009-10 20,256 18.1 0.29
2010-11 20,015 19.5 0.33
2011-12 22,143 21.3 0.36
2012-13 26,515 21.5 0.36
2013-14 26,173 19.0 0.33
2014-15 20,560 19.0 0.32
2015-16 19,653 16.6 0.25
2016-17 15,835 16.1 0.23
Over 40
2008-09 19,894 14.1 0.23
2009-10 21,728 13.9 0.23
2010-11 22,435 13.7 0.23
2011-12 25,071 15.8 0.27
2012-13 32,327 16.2 0.27
2013-14 31,992 14.0 0.24
2014-15 25,246 14.0 0.24
2015-16 25,405 12.9 0.20
2016-17 20,657 12.9 0.19

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

2. Includes police and COPFS disposals.

3. There were a small number of individuals (no more than 12 per cohort) between 2013-14

and 2015-16 where age could not be determined. These offenders are not included here.

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


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