The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a household survey of people's experiences and perceptions of crime. The main aims of the SCJS are to:
Topics covered by the survey include public perceptions of crime, other forms of victimisation, satisfaction with the police and knowledge and use of controlled drugs and solvents.
The survey was run as part of the British Crime Survey in 1982 & 1988, then as the Scottish Crime Survey tri-ennially from 1993, then run biennially as the Scottish Crime & Victimisation Survey from 2004. From 2008 it has been run annually as the SCJS with a continuous format with annual reporting, adopted a core and modular design and includes a much bigger sample size (16,000 adult individuals).
Repeated cross-sectional study: 1993 onwards. Approximately once every three years pre-2008; annual reporting post-2008.
Background and interviewee information, and publications can be found on the Scottish Government website.
Users must register with the UKDS before accessing data files.