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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2017/18: main findings

Published: 26 Mar 2019

Main findings from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2017-18 and the self-completion findings covering the period 2016-17 to 2017-18.

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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2017/18: main findings
Table A1.22: Proportion of adults who were very or fairly confident in aspects of the criminal justice system

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Table A1.22: Proportion of adults who were very or fairly confident in aspects of the criminal justice system

Proportion of adults who were very or fairly confident that the criminal justice system: 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2012/13 2014/15 2016/17 2017/18 since 2008/09 Percentage point change
since 2016/17
Is effective in bringing people who commit crimes to justice 53% 53% 56% 57% 60% 63% 62% ↑ by 10 No change
Deals with cases promptly and efficiently 35% 38% 42% 43% 43% 47% 44% ↑ by 9 No change
Makes sure everyone has access to the legal system if they need it 70% 71% 73% 76% 76% 75% 75% ↑ by 6 No change
Makes sure the system isn’t different depending on where you live in Scotland 54% 55% 57% 64% 66% 63% 62% ↑ by 8 No change
Questions below only included since 2012/13 or question wording updated in 2012/13 Percentage point change
Since 2012/13 Since 2016/17
Provides a good standard of service for victims of crime 38% 41% 45% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Provides victims of crime with the services and support they need N/A N/A N/A 52% 55% 57% 56% ↑ by 4 No change
Provides a good standard of service for witnesses 43% 45% 49% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Provides witnesses with the services and support they need N/A N/A N/A 55% 56% 59% 58% ↑ by 3 No change
Makes fair, impartial decisions based on the evidence available N/A N/A N/A 70% 72% 73% 74% ↑ by 4 No change
Gives punishments which fit the crime N/A N/A N/A 32% 36% 39% N/A N/A N/A
Gives sentences which fit the crime N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 38% N/A N/A
Adequately takes into account the circumstances surrounding a crime when it hands out sentences N/A N/A N/A 55% 57% 60% 61% ↑ by 6 No change
Allows all victims of crime to seek justice regardless of who they are N/A N/A N/A 66% 68% 69% 68% No change No change
Allows all those accused of crimes to get a fair trial regardless of who they are N/A N/A N/A 77% 77% 78% 77% No change No change
Treats those accused of crime as innocent until proven guilty N/A N/A N/A 74% 72% 72% 74% No change No change
Overall number of respondents 16,000 16,040 13,010 12,050 11,470 5,570 5,480

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