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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2008-09. Catherine Millington. Overview. Survey methodology Estimating victimisation National Indicator 30: Reduce overall crime victimisation rates by 2 percentage points by 2011 Perceptions of crime

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Scottish crime and justice survey 2008 09

Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2008-09

Catherine Millington


Overview

Overview

  • Survey methodology

  • Estimating victimisation

    • National Indicator 30: Reduce overall crime victimisation rates by 2 percentage points by 2011

  • Perceptions of crime

    • National Indicator 35: Increase positive public perception of the general crime rate in the local area

  • Police and criminal justice system


Survey methodology

Survey Methodology

  • Large-scale continuous survey measuring people’s experience & perceptions of crime in Scotland

  • 16,003 face-to-face interviews with Scottish adults (aged 16+) in private households


Scottish crime and justice survey 2008 09

Large sample size:

  • More accurate measurement of less prevalent crimes e.g. serious assault

  • Sub-national estimates at police force area (PFA) & community justice authority area (CJAA)

  • Combining 2009/10 & 2010/11 will give LA results

  • Allowed questionnaire to be split into modules, extending topic coverage while retaining reliable reporting at national level


Limitations of the scjs

Limitations of the SCJS

  • Coverage - excludes businesses, those under 16yrs, those living in institutions, e.g. student accommodation, ‘victimless’ crimes, e.g. speeding

  • Respondent recall error

  • Sampling error – to indicate the extent, key results presented with their calculated confidence intervals. These are bands within which there is confidence that the ‘true’ value lies 95 % of the time.


Estimating victimisation the extent of crime

Estimating victimisation - the extent of crime

  • 1.04 million crimes in Scotland from SCJS 08/09

  • The same as in 2005/06

  • 0.73 million property crimes (70% of crime) involving theft or damage to personal or household property;

  • 0.32 million violent crimes of assault or robbery (30% of crime).


Estimating victimisation the extent of crime1

Estimating victimisation - the extent of crime


Scottish crime and justice survey 2008 09

Estimating victimisation - the extent of crime over time


Scottish crime and justice survey 2008 09

Estimating victimisation National Indicator 30: Reduce overall crime victimisation rates by 2 percentage points by 2011

  • The proportion of Scottish adults who were the victim of one or more crime is 20.4%

    • this compares with 21.3% in 2005/06 (decrease 0.9%)

    • performance is “maintaining”

  • Although the last year on year change was not statistically significant it was part of a steady downward trend in the victimisation rate since the early 90s.


Varying risk of crime population characteristics

Varying risk of crime – population characteristics

% of adults who were the victim of one or more crime


Varying risk of crime crime types

Varying risk of crime -Crime types

% of adults/households who were the victim of one or more crime


Comparison with england wales

Comparison with England & Wales

  • The risk of being a victim of crime:

    • Scotland: 20.4% (SCJS 2008/09)

    • E&W: 23% (BCS 2008/09)

  • The risk of being a victim of violent crime:

    • Scotland: 4.1%

    • E&W: 3.2%

  • The proportion of crime

    • Scotland: 30% of crime is violent crime

    • E&W: 20% of crime is violent crime


Violent crime alcohol weapons

Violent crime, alcohol & weapons

  • In 58% of violent crime the victim thought the perpetrator was under the influence of alcohol

  • In 29% of violent crime the victim was under the influence of alcohol

  • A weapon was used (or threatened to be used) in 28% of violent crimes

  • 1/3 of these weapons were knives

  • 1/4 were bottles


Was what happened a crime

Was what happened a crime?

% of crime


Reported to the police

Reported to the police?

  • An estimated 38% of crime is reported to the police

  • Most common reasons for unreported crime:

    • 41% too trivial / not worth reporting

    • 29% police could not have done anything

    • 16% police would not have bothered or been interested


Perceptions of crime

Perceptions of crime

National Indicator 35: Increase positive public perception of the general crime rate in the local area

  • 69% of adults perceived the general crime rate in their local area to have stayed the same or reduced in the past 2 years

    • this compares with 65% in 2005/06

    • performance is “improving”

  • Fewer adults (28%) thought that the crime rate in their area had increased over the last two years

    • this compares with 32% in 2005/06


How common are crimes in your local area

How common are crimes in your local area?


How are these impressions formed

How are these impressions formed?


Perceived risk vs actual risk

Perceived risk ‘vs’ actual risk


Do the police in your area do a good job

Confidence in the police:

Do the police in your area do a good job?

% of adults


Other topics from the survey

Other topics from the survey

Workplace abuse

Monetary impacts of crime

Card and identity fraud

Safety cameras

Emotional responses to crime

Injuries sustained through violent crime

Community sentencing

Attitudes to sentencing

Civil justice


Scottish crime and justice survey 2008 09

To view

  • SCJS 2008-2009 Reports, including - First findings, Partner abuse, Sexual victimisation, Illegal drug use & Technical report

  • SCJS 2008-2009 Data tables and regional results

    Please see the following website: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Research/by-topic/crime-and-justice/crime-and-justice-survey/publications

  • Full data sets are available to download on the UK Data Archive:

    http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/scsTitles.asp


Thank you questions

Thank you, Questions?

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