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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2019/20: main findings

Published: 16 Mar 2021

Main findings from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2019/2020, including self-completion findings covering the period 2018/19 to 2019/20.

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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2019/20: main findings
Table A1.24: Proportion of adults who thought issues were common in their area

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Table A1.24: Proportion of adults who thought issues were common in their area

Percentage of adults saying issue is 'very' or 'fairly' common in their area 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
Drug dealing and drug abuse 45% 48% 48% 44% 42% 36% 37% 42% 45% No change No change
People behaving in an anti-social manner in public 46% 47% 45% 41% 35% 29% 29% 31% 33% ↓ by 13 No change
Deliberate damage to cars or other vehicles N/A N/A N/A 25% 20% 17% 19% 17% 18% ↓ by 7 No change
People having things stolen from their car or other vehicles 20% 21% 20% 16% 15% 10% 15% 12% 13% ↓ by 7 No change
People buying or selling smuggled or fake goods N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 13% 14% 12% 13% No change No change
Violence between groups of individuals or gangs 26% 26% 24% 20% 14% 10% 12% 11% 11% ↓ by 15 No change
People carrying knives N/A 22% 22% 16% 14% 10% 12% 11% 12% ↓ by 10 No change
People being physically assaulted or attacked in the street or other public places 19% 21% 21% 18% 15% 10% 10% 11% 11% ↓ by 9 No change
People having their car or other vehicles stolen 15% 13% 14% 8% 10% 8% 10% 8% 9% ↓ by 5 No change
Deliberate damage to people's homes by vandals N/A N/A N/A 14% 11% 9% 10% 9% 9% ↓ by 5 No change
People being mugged or robbed 10% 13% 13% 11% 8% 6% 6% 7% 6% ↓ by 5 No change
People being physically attacked because of their skin colour, ethnic origin or religion 7% 8% 9% 7% 6% 5% 4% 5% 5% ↓ by 2 No change
People being sexually assaulted 3% 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 4% 3% 5% ↑ by 2 ↑ by 2
Number of respondents 4,030 4,000 3,220 3,020 2,850 1,390 1,380 1,400 1,440
* or first time the question was included.

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