Scottish Crime and Justice Survey
The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a social survey which asks people about their experiences and perceptions of crime in Scotland. The survey is an important public resource and for the government of Scotland. Respondents are selected at random from the Postal Address File and participation in the survey is entirely voluntary.
The survey involves interviewing a randomly selected adult in 12,000 households across Scotland per year. The findings from the SCJS will be used by policy makers across the public sector in Scotland to help understand the nature of crime in Scotland, target resources and monitor the impact of initiatives to target crime.
Fieldwork for the SCJS 2012/13 was completed in March 2013. The next sweep of fieldwork will take place for SCJS 2014/15 between April 2014 and March 2015.