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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12667: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 10 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government when the next Scottish Crime and Justice Survey will be published, and whether it will include data on retail crime.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 22 November 2017

The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a large-scale social survey which asks Scottish adults about their experiences and perceptions of crime. While the SCJS does not capture crimes specifically against retailers, or businesses, it does capture crimes against individuals while at work. A module of additional questions was added to collect information on physical and verbal abuse at work, in 2008-09 and again in 2016-17 and 2017-18.

As announced on the Scottish Government forthcoming statistics publications page (, the next SCJS results, for 2016-17, are scheduled to published in February 2018. Any change from the scheduled date will be advised in advance on the Forthcoming Statistics publications web page.