Reconviction rate in Scotland only half of that in England due to move toward non-custodial sentences

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John Robertson
Reconviction rate in Scotland only half of that in England due to move toward non-custodial sentences

https://beta.gov.scot/publications/recorded-crime-scotland-2016-17/pages/4/ From gov.scot yesterday: ‘Almost three-quarters of people in Scotland who were released from prison or given a non-custodial sentence in 2015-16 were not reconvicted within 12 months, compared to around two-thirds of those a decade ago. The National Statistics also show that those released from a short prison sentence are reconvicted almost twice as often in 12 months than those given community payback orders (CPOs).  The reconviction rate for those subject to a CPO also fell in 2015-16.’ https://news.gov.scot/news/reconvictions-at-19-year-low…

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John Robertson
Reconviction rate in Scotland only half of that in England due to move toward non-custodial sentences