As Jackie lies about violent crime, Reevel prays for retirement before the next survey.
The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is 184 pages long so I feel sure Revoking Scotland will find something bad to report on, but they’ll have to avoid the headline figures, to do so.
What is the SCJS?
‘The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a large-scale social survey which asks people about their experiences and perceptions of crime. The 2017/18 survey is based on around 5,480 face-to-face interviews with adults (aged 16 or over) living in private households in Scotland. This report presents the results of the sixth SCJS, with interviews conducted between April 2017 and May 2018.’
The SCJS reports higher levels of crime than those in police statistics.
What are the main findings?
The equivalent report for England and Wales does not report actual overall figures but says:
‘Over recent decades we’ve seen continued falls in overall levels of crime but in the last year there has been no change.’
In a 76 page document there seems to be no space for the overall figure trend to be presented.