Perceptions on the privacy of crime suspects in Great Britain (GB) 2018

This statistic displays the results of a survey concerning the privacy of criminal suspects at different stages in the justice system in Great Britain (GB) in 2018. Of respondents, 88 percent agree that the press should be able to name people once they have been found guilty of a crime. By contrast, only five percent of respondents think that the press should be allowed to name people who are being investigated for a crime, but have not been arrested or charged.

Do you think the press should be able to name someone, or should they be entitled to privacy if...?

Should be able to nameEntitled to privacyDon't know
They are being investigated for a crime, but have NOT been arrested or charged?5%86%8%
They have been arrested for questioning about a crime, but they have NOT been charged?8%84%9%
They have been charged with a crime, but they have NOT yet had their trial?28%60%11%
They are on trial for a crime, but they have NOT yet been found guilty or not guilty?28%61%11%
They have been found guilty of a crime?88%5%8%
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Source

Release date

July 2018

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

July 19-20, 2018

Number of respondents

1,669 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

GB Adults

Method of interview

Online survey

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