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 21: Individuals convicted by number of previous convictions in 10 years from 2008-09 to 2017-181

Table 21: Individuals convicted by number of previous convictions in 10 years from 2008-09 to 2017-181

Number and
type of previous convictions2
1999-00 to 2008-09 2000-01 to 2009-10 2001-02 to 2010-11 2002-03 to 2011-12 2003-04 to 2012-13 2004-05 to 2013-14 2005-06 to 2014-15 2006-07 to 2015-16 2007-08 to 2016-17 2008-09 to 2017-18
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Number of persons
with charge proved (=100%)
50,555 48,358 45,656 44,942 42,529 43,152 44,777 45,224 41,626 37,191
All previous convictions3
None 17,348 34 16,467 34 15,350 34 14,833 33 13,876 33 14,736 34 16,064 36 16,465 36 14,500 35 12,877 35
1 or 2 12,314 24 11,898 25 10,938 24 10,704 24 10,099 24 10,342 24 10,596 24 10,831 24 10,161 24 8,984 24
3 to 10 14,338 28 13,595 28 13,019 29 13,087 29 12,403 29 12,008 28 12,220 27 12,239 27 11,480 28 10,338 28
Over 10 6,555 13 6,398 13 6,349 14 6,318 14 6,151 14 6,066 14 5,897 13 5,689 13 5,485 13 4,992 13

1. This table is compiled on a different basis to tables 1-14. It counts individuals convicted in the final year of the 10 year window, and counts their previous convictions over the 10 year window. If they were convicted more than once in the final year of the window, their final conviction in the year is counted as the index conviction and the earlier convictions are counted as previous convictions.

2. The number and type of previous convictions in 10 year windows.

3. Convictions for crimes, and offences of common assault, breach of the peace, racially aggravated conduct or harassment, firearms offences or social security offences. Excludes convictions outside of Scotland.


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