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Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2012/13: Partner Abuse

The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a large-scale survey measuring people’s experience and perceptions of crime in Scotland. The survey is conducted biennially and based on a representative sample of adults (aged 16 and over), living in private households in Scotland. The aims of the SCJS are to:

  • Provide a valid and reliable measure of people’s experiences of crime, including services provided to victims of crime.
  • Examine trends in the number and nature of crimes in Scotland over time.
  • Examine the varying risk of crime for different groups of adults in the population.
  • Collect information about people’s experiences of, and attitudes to a range of crime and justice related issues.

The main survey is based on 12,045 face-to-face interviews which are conducted in private households. Respondents are also asked to answer a separate self completion module on more confidential and sensitive issues, including drug taking, partner abuse, sexual victimisation and stalking. The self-completion section of the SCJS 20102/13 questionnaire was completed by 10,235 respondents, which represents 85% of all respondents.

This report examines the prevalence and nature of partner abuse in Scotland. The data presented in this report were collected through the self-completion module of the survey. The 2012/13 survey is the fourth sweep of the SCJS to include a partner abuse questionnaire, with previous data sweeps conducted in 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11.

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