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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 A1.18: Proportion of adults who were very or fairly confident in the ability of the police in their local area to deal with incidents as they occur

Table A1.18: Proportion of adults who were very or fairly confident in the ability of the police in their local area to deal with incidents as they occur

Proportion of adults who felt 'very' or 'fairly' confident in the ability of the police to deal with incidents 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 58% 61% 65% 68% 66% 66% 65% 65% 64% ↑ by 6 No change
Male 57% 60% 64% 68% 65% 66% 63% 65% 64% ↑ by 7 No change
Female 59% 62% 66% 68% 66% 66% 67% 66% 64% ↑ by 6 No change
16-24 61% 64% 72% 72% 73% 78% 74% 78% 75% ↑ by 15 No change
25-44 60% 63% 68% 71% 68% 71% 68% 71% 66% ↑ by 6 ↓ by 5
45-59 54% 58% 60% 65% 64% 59% 62% 61% 62% ↑ by 8 No change
60+ 59% 59% 63% 67% 62% 61% 62% 57% 60% No change No change
15% most deprived areas 54% 56% 60% 64% 64% 63% 62% 63% 62% ↑ by 9 No change
Rest of Scotland 59% 62% 66% 69% 66% 67% 66% 65% 64% ↑ by 6 No change
Urban 57% 60% 65% 68% 66% 67% 66% 66% 65% ↑ by 7 No change
Rural 60% 64% 64% 71% 65% 60% 62% 63% 62% No change No change
Victim 51% 56% 59% 64% 59% 62% 61% 62% 58% ↑ by 7 No change
Non-victim 60% 62% 66% 69% 67% 67% 66% 66% 65% ↑ by 5 No change
Overall number of respondents 16,000 16,040 13,010 12,050 11,470 5,570 5,580 5,540 5,570

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