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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.

Scottish Government Social Research