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Coronavirus (COVID-19): telephone survey of experiences and perceptions of crime in Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic

Plans for a new survey during the COVID-19 pandemic and information for interviewees.


Introduction

The telephone survey of experiences and perceptions of crime in Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic has been developed as a result of all Scottish Government face-to-face interviewing, including the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS), being suspended since the 17th March 2020. Findings from the survey will be used to help understand the prevalence and nature of crime in Scotland during this time.

The main aims of the telephone survey are to:

  • enable respondents to tell us about their experiences of, and attitudes to, a range of issues related to crime, policing and feelings of safety, including crime not reported to the police
  • provide a valid and reliable measure of adults' experience of crime
  • examine the varying risk and characteristics of crime for different groups of adults in the population

The new survey will re-contact around 6,000 earlier SCJS respondents who provided their telephone number and consented to take part in future research.

Interviewee information

The interviews for the telephone survey have now been completed. If you took part you can find out more about what happens to the information you provided and other frequently asked questions at the following link:

Other resources

Contact

To provide any feedback on the telephone survey, or to request further information, please use the following contact details:

Email: SCJS@gov.scot

Telephone: 0131 244 3012