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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 A1.13: Proportion of adults who felt safe walking alone after dark in their local area

Table A1.13: Proportion of adults who felt safe walking alone after dark in their local area

Proportion of adults who felt 'very' or 'fairly' safe 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2012/13 2014/15 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Percentage point change
since 2008/09 since 2018/19
All 66% 67% 68% 72% 74% 77% 77% 78% 77% ↑ by 11 No change
Male 79% 80% 82% 85% 86% 89% 89% 89% 90% ↑ by 11 No change
Female 55% 55% 55% 60% 64% 67% 66% 66% 65% ↑ by 10 No change
16-24 71% 72% 72% 73% 77% 79% 83% 79% 77% ↑ by 7 No change
25-44 73% 72% 72% 77% 78% 83% 80% 83% 83% ↑ by 10 No change
45-59 70% 70% 72% 76% 77% 79% 77% 80% 78% ↑ by 8 No change
60+ 52% 56% 57% 61% 66% 70% 70% 71% 70% ↑ by 17 No change
15% most deprived areas 52% 52% 54% 57% 62% 63% 63% 64% 63% ↑ by 11 No change
Rest of Scotland 69% 70% 71% 75% 76% 80% 79% 80% 79% ↑ by 11 No change
Urban 62% 63% 65% 69% 71% 75% 77% 76% 74% ↑ by 12 No change
Rural 83% 84% 84% 87% 88% 89% 88% 90% 91% ↑ by 9 No change
Victim 61% 61% 61% 66% 67% 70% 68% 70% 65% No change No change
Non-victim 68% 69% 70% 73% 76% 79% 78% 79% 79% ↑ by 11 No change
Overall number of respondents 16,000 16,040 13,010 12,050 11,470 5,570 5,480 5,540 5,570

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