The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a large-scale continuous survey measuring people's experience and perceptions of crime in Scotland. The survey is based on 13,000 in-home face-to-face interviews with adults (aged 16 or over) living in private households in Scotland.
The main aims of the SCJS are to:
- Provide a valid and reliable measure of adults' experience of crime, including services provided to victims of crime
- Examine trends in the number and nature of crime in Scotland over time
- Examine the varying risk of crime for different groups of adults in the population
- Collect information about adults' experiences of, and attitudes to, a range of crime and justice related issues.