The chances of being a victim of a crime are not the same for every person. People from some groups are more likely to be victims of crime than others.
Young people face a higher risk of being a victim of crime compared to older people. The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey shows:
The risk of being a victim of violent crime also decreases with age:
The risk of being a victim of any crime was slightly higher for males than for females. 18% of males had been the victim of at least one crime in 2011/12 compared with 16% of females.
Around 4% of males experienced violent crime in 2011/12 compared to only 2% of women.
The risk of being the victim of crime was much greater for people from ethnic minority backgrounds.