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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2018/19: main findings

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

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Table A1.12: Perceptions of how crime rate has changed in Scotland over the past two years

Proportion of adults who thought the national crime rate was 'about the same', 'a little less' or 'a lot less'

2009/10

2010/11

2012/13

2014/15

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

Percentage point change
since 2009/10 since 2017/18
All 40% 46% 46% 54% 50% 48% 44% up by 4 down by 4
Male 45% 53% 53% 61% 57% 53% 48% No change down by 5
Female 35% 40% 39% 48% 44% 43% 39% up by 4 down by 4
16-24 46% 52% 52% 59% 60% 60% 52% No change No change
25-44 44% 51% 52% 59% 55% 55% 52% up by 7 No change
45-59 38% 45% 44% 55% 51% 45% 43% up by 5 No change
60+ 33% 38% 38% 47% 40% 37% 33% No change down by 4
15% most deprived areas 40% 46% 43% 52% 49% 47% 42% No change No change
Rest of Scotland 40% 46% 46% 55% 50% 48% 44% up by 4 down by 4
Urban 40% 46% 46% 55% 51% 49% 45% up by 4 down by 4
Rural 39% 44% 44% 53% 47% 42% 40% No change No change
Victim 34% 43% 45% 50% 52% 45% 43% up by 9 No change
Non-victim 41% 47% 46% 55% 50% 48% 44% up by 3 down by 4
Overall number of respondents 16,040 13,010 12,050 11,470 5,570 5,480 5,540

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