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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2019/20: main findings

Published: 16 Mar 2021

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

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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2019/20: main findings
Table A1.12: Perceptions of how crime rate has changed in Scotland over the past two years

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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 2019/20 Percentage point change
since 2009/101 since 2018/19
All 40% 46% 46% 54% 50% 48% 44% 45% ↑ by 5 No change
Male 45% 53% 53% 61% 57% 53% 48% 52% ↑ by 6 ↑ by 3
Female 35% 40% 39% 48% 44% 43% 39% 39% ↑ by 4 No change
16-24 46% 52% 52% 59% 60% 60% 52% 59% ↑ by 13 No change
25-44 44% 51% 52% 59% 55% 55% 52% 52% ↑ by 7 No change
45-59 38% 45% 44% 55% 51% 45% 43% 43% ↑ by 5 No change
60+ 33% 38% 38% 47% 40% 37% 33% 35% No change No change
15% most deprived areas 40% 46% 43% 52% 49% 47% 42% 45% No change No change
Rest of Scotland 40% 46% 46% 55% 50% 48% 44% 45% ↑ by 5 No change
Urban 40% 46% 46% 55% 51% 49% 45% 46% ↑ by 6 No change
Rural 39% 44% 44% 53% 47% 42% 40% 40% No change No change
Victim 34% 43% 45% 50% 52% 45% 43% 43% ↑ by 9 No change
Non-victim 41% 47% 46% 55% 50% 48% 44% 46% ↑ by 4 No change
Overall number of respondents 16,040 13,010 12,050 11,470 5,570 5,480 5,540 5,570

1 This question was first included in the 2009/10 SCJS.


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