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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 A1.22: Proportion of adults who agreed with statements about the police (perceptions of community engagement and fairness)

Table A1.22: Proportion of adults who agreed with statements about the police (perceptions of community engagement and fairness)

Proportion of adults who 'strongly or tend' to agree with each statement 2009/10 2010/11 2012/13 2014/15 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Percentage point change
since 2009/10 since 2018/19
Community engagement measures:
Police in this area can be relied on to be there when you need them 58% 61% 66% 64% 65% 64% 63% 65% ↑ by 8 No change
The police in this area listen to the concerns of local people 48% 53% 54% 50% 52% 50% 50% 50% No change No change
Community relations with the police in this local area are poor 28% 26% 22% 23% 23% 24% 24% 23% ↓ by 5 No change
Police in this area are not dealing with the things that matter to people in this community 31% 29% 25% 23% 21% 20% 22% 22% ↓ by 9 No change
Fairness measures:
Police in this area would treat you with respect if you had contact with them for any reason 83% 86% 86% 85% 87% 88% 87% 89% ↑ by 6 ↑ by 2
The police in this area treat everyone fairly regardless of who they are 58% 63% 61% 60% 62% 63% 62% 63% ↑ by 5 No change
Number of respondents 3,890 3,180 11,520 11,180 5,420 5,360 5,410 5,450

1 These questions were first included in the 2009/10 SCJS.


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