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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 21: Individuals convicted by number of previous convictions in 10 years from 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 21: Individuals convicted by number of previous convictions in 10 years from 2010-11 to 2019-20

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Number and
type of previous convictions2
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 2009-10 to 2018-19 2010-11 to 2019-20
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Number of persons
with charge proved (=100%)
45,700   44,978   42,562   43,204   44,836   45,272   41,664   37,455   33,916   32,929  
All previous convictions3
None 15,367 34 14,849 33 13,887 33 14,761 34 16,093 36 16,484 36 14,510 35 12,949 35 11,464 34 11,239 34
1 or 2 10,959 24 10,717 24 10,109 24 10,357 24 10,611 24 10,840 24 10,172 24 9,071 24 8,115 24 7,816 24
3 to 10 13,025 29 13,091 29 12,413 29 12,016 28 12,232 27 12,255 27 11,493 28 10,413 28 9,575 28 9,370 28
Over 10 6,349 14 6,321 14 6,153 14 6,070 14 5,900 13 5,693 13 5,489 13 5,022 13 4,762 14 4,504 14

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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