3. The Statistics on Women and the Criminal Justice System 2019 published by the Ministry of Justice shows similar patterns for females in the criminal justice system in England and Wales.
4. The SVTS achieved around 2,700 interviews over a six week period between September and October 2020, compared to around 5,600 SCJS interviews across 12 months.
5. Information on the differences between SVTS and SCJS which affect comparability is presented in Section 1.5 of the SVTS 2020 Main Findings report.
6. Due to the small numbers of respondents to the SVTS who experienced violent crime, comparisons of the likelihood of experiencing violent crime between sub-groups (e.g. women vs. men) are not presented.
10. Unintentional injuries - Hospital admissions year ending 31 March 2021 and deaths year ending 31 December 2020 - Public Health Scotland. The published data available from Public Health Scotland is based on people aged 15 and over.
11. The SCJS includes self-completion modules which cover topics of a more sensitive nature and are therefore completed by the interviewee privately, without the interviewer knowing the responses.
12. These terms are used for ease of reference and do not relate to the seriousness of the impact on the individual.
13. In order to provide suitable sample sizes, these results have been published biennially since the 2017-18 SCJS, with two years of data combined to carry out the analysis. The latest figures cover 2018-19 and 2019-20 and are referred to as 2018-20 throughout the self-completion results.
14. Where the victim was aged 16 or above and it was known whether they were female or male: Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2020-2021
15. Police Scotland and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) have a shared definition of domestic abuse available on Police Scotland website.
16. Domestic Abuse recorded by the Police in Scotland statistics. The analysis presented here looks at incidents where the victim was female against those where the victim was male and where the victim's age was 16 and above.
18. Information on the differences between SVTS and SCJS which affect comparability is presented in Section 1.5 of the SVTS 2020 Main Findings report.
19. "Since the virus outbreak" is defined as since the start of the UK's first national lockdown on the 23rd March 2020.
21. The full list of twelve questions on confidence in aspects of the criminal justice system is presented in the SCJS Main Findings report.
27. This analysis looks at incidents where the accused was female against those where the accused was male and where the accused's age was 16 and above.
29. The reconviction rate presented is the proportion of offenders in any given cohort who were reconvicted one or more times by a court within a year from the date of their index conviction. More background to these figures is available at Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2018-19 Offender Cohort.
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