Statistics from SCJS are essential in providing a current view of the experience of victims of crime and confidence in the criminal justice system in Scotland. They estimate the trends in the main crime types, as well as providing important insight into the experience of highly sensitive crimes such as partner abuse and sexual offences.

This report concludes that the existing National Statistics status of the SCJS statistics may continue subject to Scottish Government demonstrating to us that it has enhanced the value, quality and trustworthiness of these statistics in the ways described in chapters one to three of this report.

We have asked Scottish Government to report on its actions by the end of October 2017.

Related links:

Confirmation as National Statistics: March 2018

Letter from Ed Humpherson to Roger Halliday