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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 A1.21: Proportion of adults who were very or fairly confident in the ability of the police in their local area to catch criminals

Table A1.21: Proportion of adults who were very or fairly confident in the ability of the police in their local area to catch criminals

Proportion of adults who felt 'very' or 'fairly' confident in the ability of the police to catch criminals 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 55% 57% 60% 61% 60% 63% 61% 60% 58% ↑ by 3 No change
Male 55% 56% 59% 60% 59% 62% 60% 58% 58% No change No change
Female 56% 58% 61% 62% 61% 64% 63% 61% 59% ↑ by 3 No change
16-24 56% 60% 66% 65% 64% 72% 66% 68% 68% ↑ by 12 No change
25-44 58% 59% 62% 62% 61% 67% 64% 64% 62% ↑ by 5 No change
45-59 52% 55% 56% 58% 58% 59% 59% 57% 55% No change No change
60+ 55% 55% 59% 61% 58% 58% 58% 54% 53% No change No change
15% most deprived areas 50% 53% 57% 57% 57% 62% 59% 57% 59% ↑ by 9 No change
Rest of Scotland 56% 58% 61% 62% 60% 63% 62% 60% 58% No change No change
Urban 54% 56% 60% 61% 60% 63% 62% 60% 58% ↑ by 4 No change
Rural 59% 61% 60% 63% 60% 62% 59% 58% 58% No change No change
Victim 47% 50% 50% 53% 50% 57% 54% 52% 50% No change No change
Non-victim 57% 59% 62% 63% 62% 64% 62% 61% 59% ↑ by 2 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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