Reconviction rates in Scotland: 2016-2017 offender cohort

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

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The statistics presented in this bulletin are derived from the data used in the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland statistical bulletin. The Criminal Proceedings data are in turn derived from information held on the Criminal History System (CHS) which is maintained by Police Scotland.

Changes made to this year’s report

The changes made to this year’s report are as follows:

  • New tables showing reconviction rates (Table 8a) and average number of reconvictions (Table 8b) for domestic abuse crimes and offences.
  • A new table showing reconviction rates and average number of convictions for custodial sentences of 1 year or less (Table 10b).
  • High Court index convictions are separated from local authority groups in the table that shows reconvictions for local authorities based on court location (Table 12).
  • Inclusion of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) Fiscal Warning non-court disposal (Table 16).



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