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Question reference: S6W-18049

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 17 May 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Angela Constance on 2 June 2023


To ask the Scottish Government when the next edition of the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey will be published.


The next set of results for the SCJS will be published in Autumn 2023. These results will cover a full years' worth of interviews through to December 2022.

Along with the other large household surveys that rely on face-to-face interviews, the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) was suspended in March 2020 to restrict social contact during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, no SCJS interviews were conducted during 2020-21 and no report will be published for that year. In recognition of the evidence gap opened up by the suspension, the Scottish Government introduced the Scottish Victimisation Telephone Survey as a discrete and additional collection to the SCJS. This asked people about their experiences and perceptions of crime, safety and policing during the COVID-19 pandemic, with findings available at: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish Victimisation Telephone Survey 2020 - ( . Fieldwork for the SCJS resumed in late 2021.