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Crime, Disorder and Danger - Perception of Crime

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Perception of Crime

73% of SCJS respondents in 2017-18 said that the crime rate in their local area had decreased or stayed the same over the last couple of years. The proportion holding this view has increased over the last decade or so from 65% in 2006 and 69% in 2008-09. However, looking more recently, the figure has fallen from 76% in 2016-17.

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Source: Scottish Crime and Justice Survey

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