Research and analysis

Public confidence in the Criminal Justice System

Findings from the 2013 to 2014 Crime Survey for England and Wales examining confidence in the Criminal Justice System (CJS).


This report provides an overview of levels of confidence in the CJS and the extent to which perceptions and experiences of crime, disorder and local policing are related to confidence in the CJS.

Ensuring the public believe the CJS is fair and effective can be important for the efficient functioning of the system.

It is important the public trusts that the system deals with crimes and offenders according to the law while providing victims the support they need.