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1 @theBSCprogramme #bsc The Building Safer Communities Programme buildingsafercommunities.co.uk Advisory Group The COSLA Building Verity House, Haymarket, Edinburgh, 8 October 2014

2 Building Safer Communities – Evidence Review Neil Grant, Justice Analytical Services 8 October SGJusticeAnalys

3 Contents Introduction to the SCJS What crimes are being committed most frequently? What crimes have the most impact? Where are these crimes committed? Who is affected by these crimes? Who commits these crimes?

4 What is the SCJS? Victimisation survey Experienced ‘crime’ in the past year Includes crime not reported to Police It also collects information on other topics, e.g. o Attitudes and experience of Criminal Justice System o Perceptions about crime o Civil law o Community sentencing o Self-report drug use Complementary measures to police recorded crime Main report, additional reports on partner abuse, sexual victimisation, drug use 4

5 Crime statistics come from two sources Police Recorded Crime stats SCJS Crimes that are reported to and recorded by the police A large survey of a representative sample of people aged 16 and over living in private households

6 How is the survey used? By wider research communities and interest groups through the UK data archive By JAS analytical staff to respond to ad-hoc requests By third sector organisations to inform policies and for lobbying and funding applications By the media to inform the public about crime Publish reports biennially on main findings and 3 self-completion modules To derive National and Justice Dashboard indicators National Indicator 31 ‘to reduce crime victimisation rates’ National Indicator 29 to ‘improve people’s perceptions of crime in their local area’ To provide evidence for policymakers and contributes to a range of Scottish Government measures.

7 Crime Volume

8 Extent of crime 815,000 SCJS crimes in 2012/13, down 22% since 2008/09

9 Extent of crime – property crime

10 Reporting Crime 39% of crimes reported to police in 12/13 ( 39% 2010/11) For violent crime unreported - dealt with themselves (9%), personal or family matter (14%)

11 Risk of crime 16.9% risk of being a victim of crime in 2012/ % property, 3.1% violent Fall from 20.4% in 2008/09

12 SCJS - Risk of being a victim in Scotland ( to ) All Crime Scotland Female Male % most deprived Rest of Scotland Rural Urban

13 SCJS - Risk of being a victim

14 SCJS - Risk of being a victim by deprivation

15 Perceived risk ‘v’ actual risk Perceived risk of being victim of crime generally 2 or 3 times higher than actual risk. For some crimes many times higher.

16 Police Recorded Crime – Vandalism by LA Scottish Rate of vandalism per 10,000 pop. SCJS

17 Volume of Crime Economic and Social Costs of Crime JS

18 Further E&S Cost analysis

19 SCJS Offender Analysis - Violent Crime Estimated 236,000 violent crimes in 2012/13. Majority between 6pm and 6am Motivation Offender drunk and/or on drugs – around half personal relationship or history between victim and offender – around a quarter Location - around a quarter of violent crime is in or around the home, friend or relatives home, while rest of violent crime occurs in a public setting, including at/near the workplace When the victim could say anything about person or people involved (96% of all violent crime) common offender characteristics are: The offender was male (77%); aged between 16 and 39 years old (72%); acting alone rather than in a group (61%); ethnicity white (95%); SCJS

20 SCJS access and contacts SCJS website Justice/crime-and-justice-survey Justice/crime-and-justice-survey Data tables - breakdowns by demographics Reports - Main, Technical, Sexual Victimisation, Domestic Abuse, Drug Use Datasets available from the UKDS - (2012/13 data to be deposited shortly)http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/ SCJS Mailbox: Neil Grant, SCJS Director

21 What next? Is this sort of analysis useful? How could/should it be extended? What does it mean for you? Priority setting at national and local level Strategic assessments Are the measures/indicators locally available and consistent across the country? Can the measures be cascaded up to create a national picture?

22 Questions ?

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