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Local Issues, National Concerns: Public Attitudes to Antisocial Behaviour in Scotland

Authors: Rachel Ormston, Simon Anderson

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Summary

This report presents findings on public perceptions of antisocial behaviour (ASB) and attitudes to young people. It is based on data from the 2009 Scottish Social Attitudes survey, which involved face-to-face interviews with a probability sample of 1,482 people aged 18+ across Scotland.

  • What are the key influences on people’s attitudes to ASB?
  • What are people’s attitudes to community involvement in tackling ASB?
  • What are people’s views about young people and their role in committing ASB?

Introduction

This report presents findings from a module of 40 questions exploring perceptions of antisocial behaviour (ASB) and attitudes to young people included in the 2009 Scottish Social Attitudes survey. The questions were jointly funded by the Police, Community Safety and Resilience Team and Children, Young People and Social Care Research Team within the Scottish Government.