This website is no longer being updated. Please go to GOV.SCOT


This site is no longer being updated. You can now find the latest statistics on

If you have been selected to take part in the SCJS...

If your household has been selected to take part in the survey, you will receive a letter and leaflet in the post that will give you key information about the survey, and what is involved in taking part. Additional information on the purposes of the study, how information is handled in accordance with data protection legislation and other frequently asked questions is available here.

Following delivery of the advance letter, an interviewer from our survey contractors, Ipsos Mori and ScotCen, will then call at your home. Interviews can take place in the evenings and at weekends as well as during working hours if that suits you. Every interviewer carries an ID card which he or she should always show you. If you have any doubts about their identity please telephone freephone ScotCen Social Research on 0800 652 4574 or Ipsos MORI on 0808 238 5376 (9.30 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday) or email

Interviewers will also carry copies of the survey letter and leaflet. So, if for some reason, you didn't see either, the interviewers will be happy to provide you with a copy.

SCJS Advance Materials

After you agree to be interviewed...

Thanks for agreeing to take part! Your participation is important in order to ensure that the survey is representative of everyone living in Scotland.

Scottish Crime and Justice Survey - methods graphic

After the interview...

The information you give will be combined with the information from all the other interviews carried out to create statistics about crime in Scotland. The most important thing to note is that any answers that you give will be anonymous (i.e. no-one will be able to identify you from your answers) and will remain confidential.

You can take a look at our latest findings and our published reports to get a better idea of how the data that you give in the survey is used.