Resources

Scottish Government – Crime and Justice
The Crime and Justice area of the Scottish Government's website includes, among a much wider range of data, statistical information relating to community safety, reported crimes, fires, domestic abuse and prison statistics.

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across Scotland in a consistent way. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2009 is based on 38 indicators across 7 domains, namely income, employment, health, education, skills and training, housing, geographic access and crime. 

Scottish Household Survey
A Scottish Government survey; the aims of which include informing policy on transport and social justice. In relation to community safety, the survey includes relevant questions on concerns relating to crime, vandalism, alcohol abuse and general safety in local communities.

Scottish Government Statistics
This Scottish Government website provides a range of small area statistics including information on health, education, poverty, unemployment, housing, population, crime and social/community issues at different geographical levels from data zone to local authority.

Scottish Crime and Justice Survey
A national survey of people's experiences and perceptions of crime throughout Scotland.  There have been a series of similar surveys carried out every 3-4 years since 1993.  The current survey involves interviewing a randomly selected adult in 13,000 households across Scotland per year.

Violence Reduction Unit
Established in January 2005 by Strathclyde Police to address Glasgow's chronic problem of violent behaviour, in particular knife crime and weapon-carrying among young men. The following year its remit was extended to cover the whole of Scotland by the Scottish Executive.

Open Glasgow
Set up as part of the Future City Demonstrator project, aims to provide accessible data to Glasgow’s citizens.   This site is developing but already contains maps of  cycle routes and cycle parking, CCTV camera locations and road accident locations.  The data section contains data that can be downloaded in a variety of formats (zip, excel,.csv, GIS, etc.) grouped under the following themes – active travel, demographics, economy, education, energy, environment, geography, health, living, tourism and transportation.