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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2014/15: Partner Abuse

Published: 17 May 2016
ISBN:
9781786522696

Results from the Partner Abuse module of the 2014/15 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey.

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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2014/15: Partner Abuse
Annex 1: Data Tables

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Annex 1: Data Tables

The following data tables provide data for some of the key measures of partner abuse. Notes on how to read and interpret these tables are provided below. :

Partner abuse as measured by the SCJS 2014/2015 is any psychological or physical abuse undertaken against a man or a women carried out by a male or female partner or ex-partner (including any boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife or civil partner). The SCJS asks respondents about 7 types of physical abuse, as detailed in Section 1.5.1.

Psychological abuse includes emotional, financial and other forms of psychological abuse. The SCJS asks respondents about 12 types of psychological abuse, as detailed in Section 1.51.

Experienced any psychological/physical abuse means that a respondent had experienced at least one of the forms of SCJS psychological or at least one of the forms of SCJS physical partner abuse.

Experienced both psychological and physical abuse means that a respondent has experienced at least one of the SCJS forms of psychological and at least one of the forms of SCJS physical partner abuse presented to respondents.

Deprivation is measured using the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation ( SIMD). The SIMD is an area-based (geographic) measure of deprivation that identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland. Breakdowns in this report are for those living in the 15% most deprived areas, and those living in the remaining areas of Scotland.

Victim status indicates whether a respondent was the victim of a crime as measured by the main 2015/2015 SCJS questionnaire.

Age-group In addition to the variables in the survey, for the purposes of this report, an additional age variable was constructed, which classified the age variable ( QDAGE) into the following age groups: 16 to 24, 25 to 34, 35 to 44, 45 to 54, 55 to 64, 65 or over.

Table A 1: % who experienced partner abuse since age 16 by demographic variables
SCJS 2014/2015

Any psychological abuse Any physical abuse Any psychological or physical abuse Psychological and physical abuse
All 12.2% 9.6% 14.1% 7.7%
Gender
Male 7.5% 5.9% 9.2% 4.2%
Female 16.5% 12.8% 18.5% 10.9%
Age
16 - 24 14.3% 7.6% 15.4% 6.4%
25 - 34 16.2% 12.2% 17.8% 10.7%
35 - 44 16.1% 12.9% 19.0% 10.0%
45 - 54 15.6% 13.3% 18.0% 10.9%
55 - 64 10.0% 9.0% 12.2% 6.8%
65 or over 4.1% 3.3% 5.0% 2.4%
Age/gender
Male 16 - 24 10.8% 5.6% 11.4% 4.8%
Male 25 - 34 10.6% 8.3% 12.3% 6.6%
Male 35 - 44 9.7% 8.7% 12.6% 5.9%
Male 45 - 54 8.3% 8.0% 10.8% 5.5%
Male 55 - 64 5.9% 3.9% 7.4% 2.4%
Male 65 or over 2.0% 1.6% 2.6% 0.9%
Female 16 - 24 17.4% 9.5% 19.1% 7.9%
Female 25 - 34 21.6% 15.9% 23.0% 14.6%
Female 35 - 44 22.2% 16.7% 25.0% 14.0%
Female 45 - 54 22.2% 18.2% 24.5% 15.9%
Female 55 - 64 13.8% 13.8% 16.6% 11.1%
Female 65 or over 5.8% 4.8% 7.0% 3.5%
Victim status
Non victim 10.8% 8.4% 12.6% 6.6%
Victim 20.6% 16.4% 22.5% 14.4%
Deprivation
15% most 16.9% 14.0% 19.0% 11.8%
Rest of Scotland 11.4% 8.8% 13.2% 7.0%

Base: All respondents with a partner since age 16 (9,312).
Variable names: DA_1i, DA1_iii

Table A 2: % who experienced partner abuse in the last 12 months by demographic variables
SCJS 2014/2015

Any psychological abuse Any physical abuse Any psychological or physical abuse Psychological and physical abuse
All 2.5% 1.5% 2.9% 1.0%
Gender
Male 1.9% 1.4% 2.4% 0.9%
Female 3.1% 1.5% 3.4% 1.2%
Age
16 - 24 6.2% 2.7% 6.9% 2.0%
25 - 34 3.4% 2.0% 3.8% 1.6%
35 - 44 2.6% 1.9% 3.2% 1.3%
45 - 54 2.4% 1.6% 2.8% 1.2%
55 - 64 1.2% 0.6% 1.4% 0.4%
65+ 0.2% 0.3% 0.4% 0.0%
Age/gender
Male 16 - 24 4.6% 2.5% 5.7% 1.5%
Male 25 - 34 2.6% 2.1% 3.5% 1.2%
Male 35 - 44 2.2% 1.6% 2.8% 1.0%
Male 45 - 54 1.6% 1.7% 2.1% 1.2%
Male 55 - 64 1.4% 0.8% 1.7% 0.6%
Male 65 or over 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1%
Female 16 - 24 7.6% 2.8% 8.0% 2.4%
Female 25 - 34 4.0% 2.0% 4.1% 1.9%
Female 35 - 44 3.0% 2.2% 3.6% 1.6%
Female 45 - 54 3.1% 1.5% 3.5% 1.1%
Female 55 - 64 0.9% 0.4% 1.0% 0.3%
Female 65 or over 0.4% 0.3% 0.7% -
Victim status
Non victim 1.9% 1.1% 2.3% 0.8%
Victim 5.4% 3.3% 6.0% 2.7%
Deprivation
15% most 3.5% 2.5% 4.1% 1.9%
Rest of Scotland 2.3% 1.3% 2.7% 0.9%

Base: All respondents who had contact with a partner/ex-partner in the last 12 months (6,925)
Variable names: DA_1i, DA_1iii, REL_0i

Table A1.3: Estimates of the number of adults in Scotland who had experienced partner abuse since the age of 16 by gender (000s)

Numbers of incidents (000s) Best estimate (000s) Higher estimate (000s) Lower estimate (000s) Confidence Interval
Experienced any form of SCJS psychological abuse since age 16
All 500 534 466 34
Male 145 165 125 20
Female 355 383 327 28
Experienced any form of SCJS physical abuse since age 16
All 391 419 364 28
Male 115 132 97 17
Female 276 298 254 22
Experienced any form of SCJS physical or psychological abuse since age 16
All 576 612 540 36
Male 178 200 157 22
Female 398 427 368 29
Experienced both SCJS physical or psychological abuse since age 16
All 315 339 291 24
Male 82 96 67 14
Female 234 253 214 19

Table A 3: % who experienced different types of psychological abuse since age 16, by demographic characteristics (%)
SCJS 2014/2015

Withheld your fair share of household money or took money from you Stopped you from seeing friends and relatives Repeatedly put you down so that you felt worthless Behaved in a jealous or controlling way
All 2.9% 4.3% 6.4% 7.6%
Gender
Male 1.0% 2.7% 2.4% 3.9%
Female 4.7% 5.8% 9.9% 10.9%
Age
16 - 24 1.3% 5.2% 5.3% 9.8%
25 - 34 3.2% 6.0% 7.7% 10.5%
35 - 44 3.3% 6.2% 9.0% 10.6%
45 - 54 4.8% 5.0% 9.0% 9.8%
55 - 64 2.9% 3.7% 5.5% 4.8%
65 or over 1.8% 1.0% 2.3% 2.2%
Age/gender
Male 16 - 24 0.5% 4.4% 2.5% 6.8%
Male 25 - 34 1.4% 3.7% 3.7% 6.4%
Male 35 - 44 1.3% 3.9% 4.3% 4.9%
Male 45 - 54 2.0% 2.2% 2.0% 4.7%
Male 55 - 64 0.3% 2.5% 1.5% 1.1%
Male 65 or over 0.2% 0.4% 0.7% 0.9%
Female 16 - 24 2.1% 5.9% 7.9% 12.5%
Female 25 - 34 4.9% 8.3% 11.4% 14.3%
Female 35 - 44 5.2% 8.3% 13.4% 15.9%
Female 45 - 54 7.3% 7.6% 15.4% 14.4%
Female 55 - 64 5.4% 4.9% 9.3% 8.3%
Female 65 & over 3.0% 1.5% 3.5% 3.2%
Victim status
Non victim 2.6% 3.8% 5.5% 6.5%
Victim 4.9% 7.6% 11.1% 13.8%
Deprivation
15% most 5.0% 7.1% 9.0% 10.4%
Rest 2.6% 3.9% 5.9% 7.1%

Table A 3 (cont.) % who experienced different types of psychological abuse since age 16, by demographic characteristics (%)

Forced you to watch material you considered pornographic Threatened or attempted to kill themselves in order to control you Threatened, attempted to or actually hurt themselves in order to control you Threatened you with a weapon, for example an ashtray or a bottle
All 0.2% 2.2% 2.5% 2.2%
Gender
Male 0.1% 1.1% 1.5% 1.4%
Female 0.4% 1.3% 3.4% 2.9%
Age
16 - 24 0.3% 2.3% 2.9% 1.5%
25 - 34 0.2% 3.2% 3.6% 1.8%
35 - 44 0.4% 3.1% 4.1% 3.1%
45 - 54 0.2% 2.9% 3.1% 3.2%
55 - 64 0.2% 1.7% 1.3% 2.5%
65 or over 0.2% 0.5% 0.6% 1.0%
Age/gender
Male 16 - 24 0.2% 0.9% 1.8% 0.4%
Male 25 - 34 - 2.2% 1.9% 1.3%
Male 35 - 44 0.3% 1.3% 2.2% 2.6%
Male 45 - 54 0.1% 0.9% 2.3% 1.8%
Male 55 - 64 - 0.7% 0.5% 1.3%
Male 65 or over 0.1% 0.6% 0.3% 0.8%
Female 16 - 24 0.3% 3.5% 3.9% 2.6%
Female 25 - 34 0.4% 4.1% 5.1% 2.3%
Female 35 - 44 0.5% 4.8% 5.9% 3.6%
Female 45 - 54 0.3% 4.7% 3.8% 4.5%
Female 55 - 64 0.4% 2.6% 2.1% 3.7%
Female 65 & over 0.2% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2%
Victim status
Non victim 0.2% 1.8% 2.1% 1.9%
Victim 0.6% 4.1% 4.5% 3.6%
Deprivation
15% most 0.3% 3.6% 3.1% 4.4%
Rest 0.2% 1.9% 2.4% 1.8%

Table A 3 (cont) % who experienced different types of psychological abuse since age 16, by demographic characteristics

Threatened to hurt you Threatened to hurt someone close to you Threatened to hurt your other/previous partner Threatened to kill you
All 4.5% 1.5% 1.9% 1.8%
Gender
Male 1.7% 0.5% 0.6% 0.7%
Female 7.0% 2.3% 3.0% 2.7%
Age
16 - 24 4.8% 1.4% 1.6% 1.2%
25 - 34 5.1% 1.8% 3.1% 1.8%
35 - 44 5.3% 2.2% 3.0% 2.1%
45 - 54 6.6% 2.0% 2.3% 2.8%
55 - 64 4.3% 1.3% 1.4% 2.0%
65 or over 1.5% 0.5% 0.3% 0.8%
Age/gender
Male 16 - 24 2.1% 0.2% 0.7% -
Male 25 - 34 1.8% 1.1% 1.2% 0.7%
Male 35 - 44 1.9% 0.6% 1.1% 1.5%
Male 45 - 54 2.4% 0.6% 0.6% 0.9%
Male 55 - 64 1.9% 0.5% 0.4% 0.4%
Male 65 or over 0.6% 0.1% - 0.7%
Female 16 - 24 7.2% 2.5% 2.4% 2.3%
Female 25 - 34 8.3% 2.4% 4.8% 2.8%
Female 35 - 44 8.5% 3.7% 4.8% 2.7%
Female 45 - 54 10.5% 3.2% 3.9% 4.5%
Female 55 - 64 6.7% 2.1% 2.4% 3.5%
Female 65 & over 2.3% 0.8% 0.5% 0.9%
Victim status
Non victim 4.1% 1.2% 1.5% 1.6%
Victim 7.0% 3.0% 3.9% 3.0%
Deprivation
15% most 7.9% 2.8% 2.8% 3.9%
Rest 3.9% 1.3% 1.7% 1.4%

Base: All respondents with a partner since age 16 (9,312);
Variable names: DA_1i, DA_1iii

Table A 4: % who experienced different types of physical abuse since age 16, by demographic characteristics

Pushed you or held you down Kicked, bitten, or hit you Thrown something at you with the intention of causing harm Choked or tried to strangle/smother you
All 5.0% 5.2% 4.7% 2.5%
Gender
Male 1.3% 3.3% 3.7% 0.6%
Female 8.4% 6.9% 5.7% 4.2%
Age
16 - 24 4.4% 3.9% 3.6% 1.9%
25 - 34 6.3% 5.9% 5.8% 2.5%
35 - 44 7.3% 7.2% 7.3% 3.7%
45 - 54 7.2% 7.5% 6.7% 3.8%
55 - 64 4.3% 5.2% 4.4% 2.5%
65 or over 1.4% 1.9% 1.2% 0.8%
Age/gender
Male 16 - 24 1.3% 2.5% 3.4% 0.3%
Male 25 - 34 1.3% 3.9% 5.3% 0.5%
Male 35 - 44 2.7% 5.4% 5.8% 1.0%
Male 45 - 54 2.0% 4.8% 4.6% 1.0%
Male 55 - 64 0.7% 2.1% 2.7% 0.4%
Male 65 or over - 0.9% 0.9% 0.4%
Female 16 - 24 7.2% 5.2% 3.7% 3.3%
Female 25 - 34 11.1% 7.7% 6.2% 4.4%
Female 35 - 44 11.7% 8.9% 8.8% 6.2%
Female 45 - 54 11.9% 10.0% 8.6% 6.4%
Female 55 - 64 7.7% 8.1% 6.1% 4.5%
Female 65 & over 2.5% 2.6% 1.4% 1.1%
Victim status
Non victim 4.5% 4.5% 4.0% 2.2%
Victim 8.2% 9.4% 8.9% 4.3%
Deprivation
15% most 8.0% 8.8% 8.1% 4.2%
Rest 4.5% 4.6% 4.2% 2.2%

Table A 4 (cont.) % who experienced different types of physical abuse since age 16, by demographic characteristics

Used a weapon against you Forced you/tried to force you to have sexual intercourse Forced you/tried to force you to take part in another sexual activity
All 1.8% 2.0% 0.8%
Gender
Male 1.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Female 2.4% 3.7% 1.4%
Age
16 - 24 1.3% 1.1% 0.9%
25 - 34 1.9% 2.3% 1.0%
35 - 44 2.3% 2.6% 1.2%
45 - 54 3.0% 3.0% 1.1%
55 - 64 2.1% 2.1% 0.8%
65 or over 0.6% 1.0% 0.2%
Age/gender
Male 16 - 24 0.4% - 0.2%
Male 25 - 34 1.9% 0.4% 0.3%
Male 35 - 44 1.6% 0.2% 0.5%
Male 45 - 54 2.2% 0.3% 0.4%
Male 55 - 64 0.8% - -
Male 65 or over 0.4% 0.1% 0.1%
Female 16 - 24 2.1% 2.1% 1.5%
Female 25 - 34 1.9% 4.0% 1.6%
Female 35 - 44 3.0% 5.0% 1.8%
Female 45 - 54 3.6% 5.5% 1.7%
Female 55 - 64 3.3% 4.1% 1.6%
Female 65 & over 0.8% 1.8% 0.3%
Victim status
Non victim 1.6% 1.8% 0.6%
Victim 3.5% 3.2% 2.1%
Deprivation
15% most 4.0% 2.9% 1.5%
Rest 1.5% 1.9% 0.7%

Base: All respondents with a partner since age 16 (9,312)
Variable names: DA_1i, DA_1iii


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