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Highlander Recidivism

STV News reports:

A new study has revealed almost a third of Scottish criminals are convicted of another offence within a year.

The Scottish Government has highlighted that reconviction rates within 12 months are at their lowest in 13 years at 30.1%.

Figures released by the government on Tuesday also revealed that almost one quarter of offenders convicted of violent crime reoffended within a year.

While 58.4% of offenders who were given a prison sentence of three months or less had another conviction within one year.

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