Witnessing crime: findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales 2013/14

Document type
Other
Author(s)
Willoughby, Maria
Publisher
Ministry of Justice
Date of publication
1 March 2015
Subject(s)
Criminal Justice Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Witnesses are key to ensuring that justice is delivered and as such they play an important part in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Understanding the extent to which people witness crime and the attitudes witnesses of crime have towards the CJS is important for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). This report provides an overview of the extent to which people witness crime, whether witnesses go on to interact with the police and their levels of confidence in the CJS. The report is based on an analysis of the 2013/14 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW).