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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 A1.10: Comparing SCJS estimates with police recorded crime figures

Table A1.10: Comparing SCJS estimates with police recorded crime figures

Comparable crime, SCJS and Police Recorded Crime 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
Comparable SCJS Crime 731,000 630,000 556,000 527,000 414,000 448,000 386,000 366,000 379,000 ↓ by 48% No change
Comparable Recorded Crime 215,901 195,728 183,117 144,662 133,170 131,566 130,418 125,953 124,496 ↓ by 42% ↓ by 1%
SCJS Acquisitive Crime 64,000 61,000 61,000 73,000 49,000 51,000 51,000 46,000 46,000 ↓ by 28% No change
Recorded Acquisitive Crime 27,527 26,146 26,478 21,834 21,000 18,295 17,867 16,644 15,919 ↓ by 42% ↓ by 4%
SCJS Violent Crime 317,000 266,000 220,000 236,000 186,000 231,000 172,000 165,000 194,000 ↓ by 39% No change
Recorded Violent Crime 82,855 79,769 78,263 66,076 62,578 63,246 63,835 63,771 63,417 ↓ by 23% ↓ by 1%
SCJS Vandalism 350,000 303,000 275,000 219,000 179,000 166,000 163,000 155,000 139,000 ↓ by 60% No change
Recorded Vandalism 105,519 89,813 78,376 56,752 49,592 50,025 48,716 45,538 45,160 ↓ by 57% ↓ by 1%

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