Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2018/19: main findings

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

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Annex A: Data tables

The following tables provide data for some of the key measures of the survey, including trend data for past crime surveys in Scotland. Information on how to read and interpret these tables is presented below.

Tables displaying different groupings of crime (e.g. Table A 1.1) have the following structure[131]:

ALL SCJS CRIME includes all crimes measured by the survey except threats and sexual offences.

PROPERTY CRIME comprises the following groups:

  • Vandalism
  • All motor vehicle theft related incidents
  • Housebreaking
  • Other household thefts (including bicycle theft)
  • Personal theft (excluding robbery)

VIOLENT CRIME comprises the following groups:

  • Assault
  • Robbery

Further sub-groups are also shown - for example vandalism is further broken down into motor vehicle vandalism and property vandalism.

For analysts using the SPSS data files (which will be available from the UK Data Archive), variable names which correspond to the crime groups displayed in the data tables are provided in Annex 10 of the Technical Report.

COMPARABLE CRIME is a sub-set of all SCJS crime that can be compared with police recorded crime statistics. This comparable sub-set comprises vandalism, acquisitive crime and violent crime. Just under two-thirds (64%) of crime was classed as comparable with police recorded crime statistics, as discussed in Chapter 5. Further details about police recorded crime statistics are included in Chapter 12 of the Technical Report.


1. Upper and lower estimates are based on 95% confidence intervals.

2. In Table A1.3 and Table A1.4 rates are quoted per 10,000 adults for the following crime groups: all SCJS crime, property crime, personal theft (excluding robbery), theft from the person, other personal theft, violent crime, assault, serious assault, and robbery. For all other crime groups rates are quoted per 10,000 households.

3. Columns showing percentage change or percentage point change for SCJS results over time only present statistically significant changes, using up and down arrows to demonstrate the direction of change. Where an apparent increase or decrease over time is not statistically significant, this is described as 'No change'.

4. Figures in the tables are presented as integers (with exception of Tables A1.5 to A1.8). Percentage point changes are calculated on the unrounded figures.

5. 'N/A' denotes where data is unavailable (e.g. Table A1.24 displays some categories that were included after the 2008/09 SCJS).

6. The tables detail the overall base size number of respondents. Base sizes for demographic and geographic breakdowns are available in the SCJS online data tables.



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