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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 A1.20: Proportion of adults who were very or fairly confident in the ability of the police in their local area to solve crimes

Table A1.20: Proportion of adults who were very or fairly confident in the ability of the police in their local area to solve crimes

Proportion of adults who felt 'very' or 'fairly' confident in the ability of the police to solve crimes 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 57% 60% 64% 64% 62% 65% 64% 62% 62% ↑ by 5 No change
Male 56% 58% 62% 63% 61% 64% 62% 61% 62% ↑ by 6 No change
Female 58% 61% 65% 64% 63% 66% 66% 64% 63% ↑ by 5 No change
16-24 59% 62% 68% 67% 67% 76% 71% 70% 75% ↑ by 16 No change
25-44 59% 63% 66% 65% 63% 67% 67% 66% 64% ↑ by 5 No change
45-59 55% 57% 61% 62% 61% 62% 61% 60% 60% ↑ by 6 No change
60+ 56% 58% 61% 62% 60% 61% 61% 57% 57% No change No change
15% most deprived areas 51% 56% 59% 59% 58% 63% 62% 57% 61% ↑ by 10 No change
Rest of Scotland 58% 61% 64% 65% 63% 66% 64% 63% 63% ↑ by 5 No change
Urban 56% 59% 63% 63% 62% 66% 65% 62% 63% ↑ by 6 No change
Rural 60% 62% 64% 66% 62% 62% 61% 64% 61% No change No change
Victim 49% 53% 56% 58% 53% 60% 60% 55% 59% ↑ by 11 No change
Non-victim 59% 62% 65% 65% 64% 66% 65% 63% 63% ↑ by 4 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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