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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2018/19: main findings

Published: 16 Jun 2020

Main findings from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2018/2019.

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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2018/19: main findings
Table A1.25: Proportion of adults who were worried about experiencing different types of crime

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Table A1.25: Proportion of adults who were worried about experiencing different types of crime

Percentage of adults 'very' or' fairly' worried about
crime happening

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2012/13

2014/15

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Percentage point change
since 2008/09 since 2017/18
Your car or other vehicle will be damaged by vandals 44% 44% 43% 39% 38% 31% 31% 31% down by 13 No change
Things will be stolen from your car or other vehicle 34% 33% 31% 28% 28% 23% 23% 22% down by 12 No change
Your car or other vehicle will be stolen 29% 29% 27% 24% 25% 21% 21% 21% down by 9 No change
Number of respondents ¹ 10,730* 11,370 9,170* 8,470 8,090 4,120 4,130 4,170
Someone will use your credit or bank details to obtain money, goods or services 56% 57% 58% 52% 54% 52% 51% 50% down by 6 No change
You will have your identity stolen 51% 50% 48% 43% 45% 43% 43% 41% down by 9 No change
Your home will be broken into 35% 34% 35% 32% 35% 28% 27% 27% down by 8 No change
You will be involved or caught up in violence between groups of individuals or gangs 29% 28% 25% 19% 17% 14% 13% 13% down by 16 No change
You will be mugged or robbed 31% 32% 31% 25% 24% 20% 18% 18% down by 13 No change
You will be physically assaulted or attacked in the street or other public place 31% 30% 28% 24% 23% 19% 18% 17% down by 13 No change
Your home will be damaged by vandals 26% 25% 24% 21% 21% 17% 16% 15% down by 11 No change
You will be sexually assaulted ³ 15% 15% 15% 13% 13% 11% 11% 11% down by 4 No change
Number of respondents 16,000 16,040 13,010 12,010* 11,470 5,570 5,480 5,540

¹ From 2016/17 only respondents in households with access to a vehicle have been asked questions on worry about vehicle crime rather than this filter being applied at the analysis phase. As such, the 'not applicable' response option to the worry questions, previously included as a possible response was removed with effect from 2016/17.

However, even when households without vehicles are filtered out of the analysis in results before 2016/17, a proportion of the remaining respondents still selected the 'not applicable' option (generally around 5%). As such, results up to 2014/15 and from 2016/17 onwards are not directly comparable.

² In 2012/13, a number of responses for these questions (QWORR_04 to QWORR_11) were previously coded as 'not applicable'. Figures for 2012/13 have been revised to exclude the 'non applicable' option.

* There are small variations in the sample of respondents for each of these questions. The table shows the lowest base size.


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