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Public perceptions of organised crime in Scotland: report

Published: 4 Jun 2018
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Research
ISBN:
9781788519045

Findings from a module of questions on organised crime, included in the winter 2017 wave of the Ipsos MORI Scottish Public Opinion Monitor.

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Contents
Public perceptions of organised crime in Scotland: report
4. Appendix A

28 page PDF

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4. Appendix A

Scottish Government – organised crime

READ OUT: And moving on to a different issue…

ASK ALL

SOC1 What types of illegal activity do you associate with organised crime? PROBE: Anything else? DO NOT READ OUT. MULTICODE OK.
  Anti-social behaviour 1
Armed robbery 2
Benefit fraud 3
Cash-in-transit robberies 4
Cigarette smuggling 5
Fake or smuggled goods such as clothing, alcohol, cigarettes, cosmetics, DVDs, pharmaceuticals 6
Counterfeit money production 7
Deception or money-scams 8
Drug dealing/trafficking 9
Cybercrime or online crime such as online identify theft or online fraud 10
Front companies, quasi-legitimate businesses – pubs, tanning salons, taxis 11
Handling stolen goods 12
Housebreaking 13
Illegal Immigration 14
Metal Theft 15
Money laundering 16
People/human trafficking for sexual or labour exploitation 17
Prostitution 18
Protection/extortion racketeering 19
Shoplifting 20
Violence 21
Other (WRITE IN) 22
None 23
Don't know 24

READ OUT: The next few questions are going to be about organised crime. By organised crime I mean any enterprise, or group of people, involved in illegal and harmful activities for the purpose of making financial profit

ROTATE ORDER OF SOC2a & SOC2b

ASK ALL

SOC2a How serious do you think the problem of organised crime is in your neighbourhood? READ OUT. SINGLE CODE ONLY.
  Very serious 1
Fairly serious 2
Not very serious 3
Not at all serious 4
Don't know (DO NOT READ OUT) 5

ASK ALL

SOC2b How serious do you think the problem of organised crime is in Scotland? READ OUT. SINGLE CODE ONLY.
  Very serious 1
Fairly serious 2
Not very serious 3
Not at all serious 4
Don't know (DO NOT READ OUT) 5

ASK ALL

SOC3 Which groups or individuals do you think are most affected by organised crime in Scotland? PROBE: Any others? DO NOT READ OUT. MULTICODE OK.
  Businesses 1
Local communities generally 2
Individuals generally 3
The economy 4
Society as a whole 5
Young people 6
Older people 7
Other (WRITE IN) 8
No one 9
Don't know 10

ASK ALL

SOC4 And what do you think are the main impacts of organised crime in Scotland? Please give me up to 3 impacts. PROBE: Anything else? DO NOT READ OUT. MULTICODE OK – TOP THREE ONLY.
  Damage to victims' health 1
Drug taking/increased drug use 2
Fear in the community 3
Legitimate businesses/retailers lose trade 4
Less money available for public services 5
Loss of confidence in law enforcement agencies 6
Loss of jobs 7
Market flooded with dangerous goods 8
Market flooded with inferior goods 9
Reduction in investment by legitimate businesses/retailers 10
Small businesses/retailers forced to close 11
Violence in the community 12
Other 1 (WRITE IN) 13
Other 2 (WRITE IN) 14
Other 2 (WRITE IN) 15
None 16
Don't know 17

ASK ALL

SOC5 Who do you think has a role in tackling organised crime in Scotland? Please give me up to 3 answers. PROBE: Anything else? DO NOT READ OUT. MULTICODE OK – TOP THREE ONLY.
  Border Force 1
Community Safety Partnerships 2
Councils 3
Everyone 4
Health Department 5
HM Revenue and Customs 6
Home Office Immigration Enforcement 7
Individuals 8
Justice Department 9
Local communities 10
Manufacturers 11
Media 12
National Crime Agency ( NCA) 13
Police 14
Scottish Government 15
Social Security 16
Other 1 (WRITE IN) 17
Other 2 (WRITE IN) 18
Other 2 (WRITE IN) 19
None 20
Don't know 21

ASK ALL

SOC6 Have you been personally affected by organised crime in the last three years? READ OUT. SINGLE CODE ONLY.
  Yes 1
No 2
Don't know (DO NOT READ OUT) 3

ASK ALL ANSWERING YES @ SOC6 (CODE 1)

SOC6a And was that as…… READ OUT. MULTICODE OK
  a victim 1
a witness 2
Or in some other way? 3

ASK ALL WHO ANSWER "IN SOME OTHER WAY" @ SOC6a (CODE 3)

SOC6b You said that you have been affected in some other way. In what way was that? DO NOT READ OUT. MULTICODE
  A relative/friend/neighbour was a victim 1
A relative/friend/neighbour was a witness 2
A relative/friend/neighbour was/is a perpetrator 3
Aware of/concerned about organised crime or organised crime groups/gangs in my street/neighbourhood/area 4
Other WRITE IN 5
Rather not say DO NOT READ OUT 6
Don't know DO NOT READ OUT 7

ASK ALL ANSWERING YES @ SOC6 (CODE1)

SOC7 Thinking about all of the times you have been a {text sub from SOC6a= victim, witness or affected by organised crime in this way- pull through all that apply} ,what specific type or types of organised crime were involved? PROBE: Anything else? DO NOT READ OUT. MULTICODE OK.
  Armed robbery 1
Benefit fraud 2
Counterfeit money 3
Cybercrime or online crime such as online identify theft or online fraud 4
Drug dealing/trafficking 5
Extortion 6
Fake or smuggled goods such as pharmaceuticals, clothing, alcohol, cigarettes, cosmetics and DVDs 7
Front companies eg pubs, tanning salons, taxis 8
Fuel fraud 9
House breaking 10
Human trafficking for labour or sexual exploitation 11
Money laundering 12
Prostitution 13
Shoplifting 14
Sold goods and services that didn't exist (deception or scam) 15
Stolen goods 16
Theft 17
Violence 18
Other (WRITE IN) 19
Rather not say 20
None 21
Don't know 22

ASK ALL THOSE WHO HAVE PERSONALLY BEEN A VICTIM OR WITNESS OF ORGANISED CRIME – CODE 1 OR 2 AT SOC6a

SOC7a And thinking about the most recent occasion you were a [TEXT SUB: Victim/witness/victim or witness] did you report the incident to anyone? READ OUT. SINGLE CODE ONLY.
  Yes 1
No 2
Don't know (DO NOT READ OUT) 3
Rather not say (DO NOT READ OUT) 4

ASK ALL WHO ARE AWARE OF/CONCERNED ABOUT ORGANISED CRIME IN THEIR AREA (CODE 4 AT SOC6b), BUT HAVE NOT BEEN A VICTIM OR WITNESS OF ORGANISED CRIME (CODES 1 AND OR 2 AT SOC6A).

SOC7b You said that you are aware of, or concerned about, organised crime or organised crime groups in your area. Have you reported this activity to anyone? READ OUT. SINGLE CODE ONLY.
  Yes 1
No 2
Don't know (DO NOT READ OUT) 3
Rather not say (DO NOT READ OUT) 4

ASK ALL WHO ANSWER YES AT QSOC7a or SOC7b

SOC7c Who did you report it to? Anywhere else? DO NOT READ OUT. MULICODE OK.
  The Police 1
Crimestoppers 2
The National Crime Agency 3
The council/a local councillor 4
An MP/ MSP 5
Housing Association/landlord 6
A community council 7
A victim support group 8
My bank 9
HM Revenue and Customs Action Fraud 10
Other WRITE IN 11
Don't know (DO NOT READ OUT) 12
Rather not say (DO NOT READ OUT) 13

ASK ALL

SOC8 How effective do you think the police are in tackling organised crime? READ OUT. SINGLE CODE ONLY.
  Very effective 1
Fairly effective 2
Not very effective 3
Not at all effective 4
Don't know (DO NOT READ OUT) 5

ASK ALL THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN AFFECTED BY ORGANISED CRIME OR DON'T KNOW (CODE 2 OR 3 AT QSOC6)

SOC9 People will have different reactions if they suspected someone of being involved in organised crime. If you became aware of someone who you suspected was involved in organised crime would you be likely to report it? READ OUT. SINGLE CODE ONLY.
  Yes 1
No 2
Don't know (DO NOT READ OUT) 3

ASK ALL ANSWERING YES @ SOC9 (CODE1)

SOC10 And who would you report it to? PROBE: Anywhere else? DO NOT READ OUT. MULTICODE OK.
  The Police 1
Crimestoppers 2
The National Crime Agency 3
The council/a local councillor 4
An MP/ MSP 5
Housing Association/landlord 6
A community council 7
A victim support group 8
My bank 9
HM Revenue and Customs Action Fraud 10
Other WRITE IN 11
Don't know (DO NOT READ OUT) 12
Rather not say (DO NOT READ OUT) 13

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