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Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2018-19 Offender Cohort

The latest reconviction statistics for the 2018-19 offender cohort have been published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician.   The figures show that reconvictions have increased in the past year, going against the general downwards trend of the past decade.   Increases in reconvictions over the past year have also been seen across most of the groupings in the statistical bulletin.

The reconviction rate, which is the percentage of offenders who are reconvicted in a year, was 28.3% in 2018-19, which is a 1.9 percentage point increase from 26.4% in 2017-18. The average number of reconvictions, a measure of how often offenders are reconvicted, also increased over the same period from 0.47 to 0.50, an increase of 6%.

The full report and supporting tables can be access via the link below.

Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2018-19 Offender Cohort