Global Health Data Exchange - Discover the World's Health Data

United Kingdom - Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2014-2015 - Scottish Government


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2014 - 05/2015
Series or system 
United Kingdom - Scottish Crime and Justice Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Urban-rural representative

Conducted by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a survey of adults over the age of 16 on their experiences and attitudes regarding crime, the police, and the justice system.

The SCJS for 2014-2015 is comprised of 11,472 household interviews of Scottish residents.

The SCJS includes data on the types of crimes committed in Scotland, the incidence of crimes, the characteristics of persons effected or are the victims of crime, and the public perception of crime. Additionally the SCJS includes information on crime that has not been reported to or captured in police crime statistics.

The core sample of the 2014-2015 survey participants was 11,493. The response rate was 63.8%. The survey was conducted with both interviews and self-completion questionnaires.