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Scottish Victimisation Telephone Survey 2020: main findings

Main findings from the Scottish Victimisation Telephone Survey 2020.

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Annex A: Data tables

The following tables provide data for some of the key measures of the survey. Information on how to read and interpret these tables is presented below. Tables A1.1 and A1.2 have the following structure:

All SVTS crime includes all crimes measured by the survey.

Property crime comprises the following groups:

  • Vandalism
  • All motor vehicle theft related incidents
  • Housebreaking
  • Other household thefts (including bicycle theft)
  • Personal theft (excluding robbery)

Violent crime comprises the following groups:

  • Assault
  • Robbery

Comparable crime is a sub-set of all SVTS crime that can be compared with police recorded crime statistics. This comparable sub-set comprises vandalism, acquisitive crime and violent crime. Just over two-thirds (68%) of crime was classed as comparable with police recorded crime statistics, as discussed in Section 3.2. Further details about police recorded crime statistics are included in Chapter 12 of the Technical Report.

Notes

1. Upper and lower estimates are based on 95% confidence intervals.
2. In Table A1.2 rates are quoted per 10,000 adults for violent crime. The rates for all SVTS crime, property crime and comparable crime rates are combinations of household and individual crimes.

Table A1.1: SVTS estimates of the extent of crime
Crime type Best Estimate Lower estimate Upper estimate
All SVTS crime 445,000 328,000 561,000
Property crime 299,000 230,000 369,000
Violent crime 145,000# 70,000 221,000
Comparable crime 300,000 217,000 384,000

Number of respondents: 2,654

Figures in this table are rounded to the nearest 1,000.
# Use with caution - the count estimate has a relative standard error (RSE) greater than 20%.

Table A1.2: SVTS estimates for rates of crime, per 10,000 households/adults
Crime type Best Estimate Lower estimate Upper estimate
All SVTS crime 1,410 1,040 1,780
Property crime 1,090 830 1,340
Violent crime 320 150 490
Comparable crime 940 680 1,200

Number of respondents: 2,654

Figures in this table are rounded to the nearest 10.

Table A1.3: Proportion of adults who were victims of key crime groups
Crime type Best Estimate Lower estimate Upper estimate
All SVTS crime 9% 7% 11%
Property crime 8% 6% 9%
Violent crime 2% 1% 3%

Number of respondents: 2,654

Table A1.4: Prevalence of SVTS crime by demographic variables
Proportion of adults experiencing SVTS crime %
All 9%
Male 9%
Female 9%
16-24 17%
25-44 9%
45-59 9%
60+ 5%
15% most deprived areas 9%
Rest of Scotland 9%
Urban 10%
Rural 5%

Numberofrespondents: 2,654

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