2010/11 Scottish crime and justice survey: main findings

The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a large-scale continuous survey measuring adults’ experience and perceptions of crime in Scotland. The survey is based on, annually, 13,000 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 crimes 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.

This report presents the results for the third full year of the survey, with interviews conducted between June 2010 and March 2011.