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Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2018-19 Offender Cohort

Analyses of trends in reconviction statistics up to the latest cohort of 2018-19.

Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2018-19 Offender Cohort
Table 10b - Reconviction rates and average number of reconvictions per offender, by custodial sentence length one year or less: 1997-98 to 2018-19 cohorts

Table 10b - Reconviction rates and average number of reconvictions per offender, by custodial sentence length one year or less: 1997-98 to 2018-19 cohorts

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Custodial sentence length Number of offenders Reconviction rate Average number of reconvictions per offender
1 year or less      
1997-98 4,776 54.4 1.21
1998-99 4,488 55.8 1.29
1999-00 4,409 53.6 1.19
2000-01 4,212 55.3 1.21
2001-02 4,466 55.7 1.28
2002-03 4,532 58.1 1.36
2003-04 4,383 58.7 1.35
2004-05 4,458 56.7 1.31
2005-06 4,672 55.6 1.26
2006-07 5,166 57.0 1.29
2007-08 5,091 55.3 1.24
2008-09 5,294 55.0 1.21
2009-10 5,184 53.3 1.14
2010-11 5,065 53.4 1.12
2011-12 4,991 52.4 1.14
2012-13 5,051 51.7 1.11
2013-14 4,811 53.3 1.08
2014-15 4,499 52.7 1.09
2015-16 4,522 51.3 1.06
2016-17 4,173 49.5 1.01
2017-18 3,919 48.8 0.97
2018-19 3,823 51.7 1.01

1. This table includes imprisonment, admission to young offenders' institution, Extended Sentences (from 2005-06), Supervised Release Orders (from 2006-07) and Orders for Lifelong Restriction (from 2010-11).

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

3. Caution is needed when comparing reconvictions between different sentence lengths. The length of a sentence may affect the reconviction rates, but different lengths of sentence are given for different types of offending behaviour, which are themselves also likely to affect reconviction rates.


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