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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 13: Reconviction rates and average number of reconvictions per offender, by local authority based on residence of offenders: 2018-19 cohort

Table 13: Reconviction rates and average number of reconvictions per offender, by local authority based on residence of offenders: 2018-19 cohort

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Local Authority Number of offenders Reconviction rate Average number of reconvictions per offender
All 32,912 28.3 0.50
Aberdeen City 1,597 31.1 0.60
Aberdeenshire 966 31.0 0.63
Angus 501 24.0 0.42
Argyll & Bute 302 22.2 0.31
Clackmannanshire 351 25.6 0.43
Dumfries & Galloway 859 30.0 0.55
Dundee City 1,031 26.8 0.48
East Ayrshire 657 26.8 0.41
East Dunbartonshire 240 20.0 0.34
East Lothian 352 25.0 0.44
East Renfrewshire 236 23.3 0.36
Edinburgh, City of 1,873 27.3 0.53
Falkirk 883 30.1 0.53
Fife 1,829 28.3 0.49
Glasgow City 3,889 27.1 0.45
Highland 1,039 30.0 0.53
Inverclyde 285 30.5 0.47
Midlothian 379 28.2 0.51
Moray 457 28.7 0.48
Na h-Eileanan Siar 74 18.9 0.30
North Ayrshire 569 26.0 0.40
North Lanarkshire 1,644 26.3 0.47
Orkney Islands 75 16.0 0.31
Perth & Kinross 555 27.2 0.49
Renfrewshire 664 25.8 0.40
Scottish Borders 416 22.1 0.38
Shetland Islands 76 18.4 0.25
South Ayrshire 397 31.0 0.60
South Lanarkshire 1,499 28.1 0.49
Stirling 345 28.1 0.46
West Dunbartonshire 566 22.4 0.37
West Lothian 822 23.2 0.35
Other2 629 7.9 0.11
Missing3 6,855 33.5 0.62

1. These data are classed as Experimental Statistics: Data being developed, as the data are not yet of sufficient quality to be labelled as National Statistics.

2. Includes convictions for offenders with a postcode in England, Northern Ireland, Wales, or a Crown Dependency. Note that these only include convictions in Scottish Courts. Offenders may have other convictions in other countries which are not counted here, so they are not comparable to the data for Scotland or Scottish local authorities.

3. Unknown local authority is where data were not available on the first part of an offenders' postcode so they could not be assigned to a local authority. This also includes a small number where postcodes were supplied, but they were not valid Scottish postcodes.


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