Rise in number of Scots saying they feel safe, walking home, alone in the dark

THERE has been an increase in the number of Scots saying they feel safe walking home at night, alone in the dark.

According to the latest national statistics issued by the Scottish Government, during the year2019/20, an estimated 77 per cent of Scots adults feel safe walking home alone, in the dark – compared to 66 per cent in 2008/09.

Says the Scottish Government, here: “Crime is at the lowest level recorded by police for a 12-month period since 1974.”

It adds: “The overall reduction in recorded crime is reflected in the Scottish Crime & Justice Survey for 2019-20, published March 2021, which shows that one in eight (11.9 per cent) adults were victims of crime in 2019-20 – significantly less than the one in five who were victims of crime for the period 2008-09 (20.4 per cent). The survey also shows that people living in Scotland are less likely to be victims of crime than in England and Wales, where 13.3 per cent of adults were victims of crime in 2019-20. “

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