Justice Analytical Services (JAS) Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report: January 2024 edition

This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities areas. It is published with up to date statistics every month.

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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2021-22

This is an infographic providing an overview of the findings from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) 2021/22 main finding report. It includes a line chart which shows the trend in crime as measured by the SCJS since 2008/09, highlighting a fall of 53% over the last 15 years or so - from an estimated 1,045,000 incidents in 2008/09 to 494,000 in 2021/22. A similar trend is also seen in violence (down by 58%) and property crime (down 51%) over the same period. A series of pie charts highlight that, as in previous years, violent crime (accounting for 27% of all crime) was less common than property crime (73%). For violent crime, minor assault was the largest category (79%) with more of a mix in property crimes including vandalism and other household theft including bicycle theft at 35% and 34% respectively. The final bar chart shows that the vast majority of adults (90%) did not experience any crime in 2021/22. In addition 7.0% of the population experienced 41% of all crime in 2021/22 and only 3.0% of adults experienced two or more crimes which themselves comprised 60% of all crime in 2021/22.

The full report is available on the Scottish Government website.


Email: justice_analysts@gov.scot

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