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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2012-13

Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2012-13

Friday, March 7, 2014

ISBN: 9781784123291

Results from the 2012/13 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a social survey which asks people about their experiences and perceptions of crime in Scotland. The survey is an important public resource and for the government of Scotland. Respondents are selected at random from the Postal Address File and participation in the survey is entirely voluntary.

The survey involves interviewing a randomly selected adult in 12,000 households across Scotland per year. The findings from the SCJS will be used by policy makers across the public sector in Scotland to help understand the nature of crime in Scotland, target resources and monitor the impact of initiatives to target crime.

 

Please note that the pdf version of the SCJS Main Findings Report has been updated and now can be printed in its entirety.

Please note that the one of the points in the main findings section of Chapter 5 of the 2012-13 SCJS report has been changed to “Nearly one-in-four violent crimes (23%) went unreported to the police because the victim “dealt with the matter themselves” and 14% of violent crimes were unreported because the incident was considered a personal or family matter.”  from “Nearly one-in-ten violent crimes (9%) went unreported to the police because the victim “dealt with the matter themselves” and 14% of violent crimes were unreported because the incident was considered a personal or family matter.” This change has been made to both the HTML and pdf versions originally released on the 7 March 2014.