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Publication - Statistics Publication

Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2016/17: main findings

Published: 27 Mar 2018
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781788517171

This report details the main findings from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey conducted 2016-2017.

129 page PDF

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129 page PDF

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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2016/17: main findings
Table A1.20: Proportion of adults who were very or fairly confident in aspects of the criminal justice system

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Table A1.20: Proportion of adults who were very or fairly confident in aspects of the criminal justice system

Percentage point change
Proportion of adults who were very or fairly confident that the criminal justice system: 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2012/13 2014/15 2016/17 since 2008/09 since 2014/15
Is effective in bringing people who commit crimes to justice 53% 53% 56% 57% 60% 63% ⇧ by 10 ⇧ by 2
Deals with cases promptly and efficiently 35% 38% 42% 43% 43% 47% ⇧ by 12 ⇧ by 3
Makes sure everyone has access to the legal system if they need it 70% 71% 73% 76% 76% 75% ⇧ by 6 No change
Makes sure the system isn't different depending on where you live in Scotland 54% 55% 57% 64% 66% 63% ⇧ by 9 ⇩ by 3
Questions below only included since 2012/13 or question wording updated in 2012/13 Percentage point change
Since 2012/13 Since 2014/15
Provides a good standard of service for victims of crime 38% 41% 45% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Provides victims of crime with the services and support they need N/A N/A N/A 52% 55% 57% ⇧ by 5 ⇧ by 2
Provides a good standard of service for witnesses 43% 45% 49% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Provides witnesses with the services and support they need N/A N/A N/A 55% 56% 59% ⇧ by 4 ⇧ by 3
Makes fair, impartial decisions based on the evidence available N/A N/A N/A 70% 72% 73% ⇧ by 4 No change
Gives punishments which fit the crime N/A N/A N/A 32% 36% 39% ⇧ by 7 ⇧ by 3
Adequately takes into account the circumstances surrounding a crime when it hands out sentences N/A N/A N/A 55% 57% 60% ⇧ by 5 ⇧ by 2
Allows all victims of crime to seek justice regardless of who they are N/A N/A N/A 66% 68% 69% ⇧ by 3 No change
Allows all those accused of crimes to get a fair trial regardless of who they are N/A N/A N/A 77% 77% 78% No change No change
Treats those accused of crime as innocent until proven guilty N/A N/A N/A 74% 72% 72% ⇩ by 2 No change
Overall number of respondents 16,000 16,040 13,010 12,050 11,470 5,570

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