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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 A1.25: Proportion of adults who were worried about experiencing different types of crime

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Table A1.25: Proportion of adults who were worried about experiencing different types of crime

Percentage of adults 'very' or' fairly' worried about crime happening 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
Your car or other vehicle will be damaged by vandals 44% 44% 43% 39% 38% 31% 31% 31% 29% ↓ by 14 No change
Things will be stolen from your car or other vehicle 34% 33% 31% 28% 28% 23% 23% 22% 20% ↓ by 13 No change
Your car or other vehicle will be stolen 29% 29% 27% 24% 25% 21% 21% 21% 19% ↓ by 10 No change
Number of respondents1 10,730* 11,370 9,170* 8,470 8,090 4,120 4,130 4,170 4,190
Someone will use your credit or bank details to obtain money, goods or services 56% 57% 58% 52% 54% 52% 51% 50% 50% ↓ by 6 No change
You will have your identity stolen 51% 50% 48% 43% 45% 43% 43% 41% 39% ↓ by 12 ↓ by 3
Your home will be broken into 35% 34% 35% 32% 35% 28% 27% 27% 25% ↓ by 10 No change
You will be involved or caught up in violence between groups of individuals or gangs 29% 28% 25% 19% 17% 14% 13% 13% 12% ↓ by 17 No change
You will be mugged or robbed 31% 32% 31% 25% 24% 20% 18% 18% 16% ↓ by 15 No change
You will be physically assaulted or attacked in the street or other public place 31% 30% 28% 24% 23% 19% 18% 17% 16% ↓ by 15 ↓ by 2
Your home will be damaged by vandals 26% 25% 24% 21% 21% 17% 16% 15% 14% ↓ by 12 No change
You will be sexually assaulted 15% 15% 15% 13% 13% 11% 11% 11% 10% ↓ by 5 No change
Number of respondents2 16,000 16,040 13,010 12,010* 11,470 5,570 5,480 5,540 5,570

1 From 2016/17 only respondents in households with access to a vehicle have been asked questions on worry about vehicle crime rather than this filter being applied at the analysis phase. As such, the 'not applicable' response option to the worry questions, previously included as a possible response was removed with effect from 2016/17. However, even when households without vehicles are filtered out of the analysis in results before 2016/17, a proportion of the remaining respondents still selected the 'not applicable' option (generally around 5%). As such, results up to 2014/15 and from 2016/17 onwards are not directly comparable.

* There are small variations in the sample of respondents for each of these questions. The table shows the lowest base size.


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