1.1 This publication provides analyses of reconviction rates for the 2007-08 cohort and the 2008-09 cohort. The one year reconviction rates have fallen slightly by 0.2 percentage points, the most recent figure being 31.0 per cent in 2008-09. In 2007-08 the two year reconviction rate was 42.4 per cent; a fall of 1.7 percentage points from the 2006-07 two year reconviction rate of 44.1 per cent  (Chart 1).
1.2 As well as the reconviction rate, this bulletin also includes a more sensitive measure of reconviction; the reconviction frequency rate  is the average number of reconvictions for every 100 offenders. The one year reconviction frequency rate for the 2008-09 cohort is 57.9 reconvictions for every 100 offenders, a small increase on the 2007-08 reconviction frequency rate of 57.1. The bulletin also includes figures for individuals given non-court disposals in 2008-09, as described in Section 4.
Chart 1 Reconviction frequency rates and reconviction rates: 1997-98 to 2008-09