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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2019/20: main findings

Main findings from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2019/2020, including self-completion findings covering the period 2018/19 to 2019/20.

Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2019/20: main findings
Table A1.2: Estimates of the extent of crime in Scotland

Table A1.2: Estimates of the extent of crime in Scotland

Estimated number of crimes 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2012/13 2014/15 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Percentage change
since 2008/09 since 2018/19
All SCJS Crime 1,045,000 945,000 874,000 815,000 688,000 712,000 602,000 573,000 563,000 ↓ by 46% No change
Property Crime 728,000 679,000 654,000 579,000 502,000 481,000 430,000 408,000 369,000 ↓ by 49% No change
Vandalism 350,000 303,000 275,000 219,000 179,000 166,000 163,000 155,000 139,000 ↓ by 60% No change
Motor vehicle vandalism 183,000 161,000 146,000 129,000 112,000 82,000 102,000 80,000 85,000 ↓ by 53% No change
Property vandalism 168,000 142,000 130,000 90,000 67,000 84,000 61,000 74,000 54,000 ↓ by 68% No change
All motor vehicle related theft 70,000 64,000 58,000 50,000 40,000 38,000 24,000 35,000 30,000 ↓ by 57% No change
Theft of motor vehicle 7,000 6,000# 4,000# 4,000# 3,000# 2,000# 3,000# 4,000# 5,000# No change# No change#
Theft from motor vehicle 54,000 49,000 47,000 40,000 34,000 34,000 21,000 26,000 22,000 ↓ by 59% No change
Attempted theft of/from motor vehicle 9,000 10,000# 7,000# 6,000# 4,000# 1,000# 1,000# 6,000# 3,000# ↓ by 63%# No change#
Housebreaking 25,000 29,000 28,000 35,000 22,000 26,000 25,000# 25,000 21,000 No change No change
Other household theft inc. bicycle theft 173,000 153,000 169,000 169,000 158,000 128,000 125,000 93,000 98,000 ↓ by 43% No change
Other household theft 142,000 127,000 141,000 135,000 133,000 104,000 101,000 77,000 78,000 ↓ by 45% No change
Bicycle theft 31,000 27,000 29,000 34,000 25,000 23,000# 23,000 16,000 19,000 ↓ by 37% No change
Personal theft (exc. Robbery) 110,000 130,000 124,000 106,000 103,000 124,000 93,000 99,000 80,000 ↓ by 27% No change
Other theft 90,000 101,000 92,000 80,000 81,000 82,000 63,000 75,000 55,000 ↓ by 39% No change
Theft from the person 20,000 29,000 31,000 26,000 23,000 41,000# 31,000 24,000# 25,000# No change# No change#
Violent Crime 317,000 266,000 220,000 236,000 186,000 231,000 172,000 165,000 194,000 ↓ by 39% No change
Assault 297,000 247,000 208,000 225,000 179,000 223,000 161,000 161,000 185,000 ↓ by 38% No change
Serious assault 26,000# 20,000 16,000# 18,000# 8,000# 17,000# 8,000# 12,000# 12,000# ↓ by 55%# No change#
Robbery 20,000 19,000# 12,000# 11,000# 7,000# 8,000# 11,000# 4,000# 9,000# ↓ by 54%# No change#
Comparable Crime 731,000 630,000 556,000 527,000 414,000 448,000 386,000 366,000 379,000 ↓ by 48% No change
Vandalism 350,000 303,000 275,000 219,000 179,000 166,000 163,000 155,000 139,000 ↓ by 60% No change
Acquisitive crime 64,000 61,000 61,000 73,000 49,000 51,000 51,000 46,000 46,000 ↓ by 28% No change
Violent crime 317,000 266,000 220,000 236,000 186,000 231,000 172,000 165,000 194,000 ↓ by 39% No change
Number of respondents 16,000 16,040 13,010 12,050 11,470 5,570 5,480 5,540 5,570

# Use with caution - the count estimate has a relative standard error (RSE) greater than 20%. This also applies to considering change over time using such figures.


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