Northern Ireland (UK): public perceptions on the main causes of crime 2015/2016

This statistic shows the main perceived cause of crime in Northern Ireland in 2015/2016. A third of respondents felt that the main cause was drugs, and a further 18 percent felt that the main reason was a lack of discipline from parents.

Perceived main cause of crime in Northern Ireland in 2015/2016*

Share of respondents
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Release date

December 2016


United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

Survey time period

April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016

Number of respondents

1,975 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

*Results exclude don't knows and refusals. Respondents were asked to select from a list the factors they considered to be the major causes of crime in Northern Ireland today. If respondents selected more than one factor they were asked which of the factors they believed to be the main cause of crime. If respondents gave only one factor, this was taken as the main cause.

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