Fewer Scots are likely to become victims of crime, according to the largest survey of perceptions and experiences of crime carried out in Scotland.

The survey of 13,000 people across the country found that the public feel safer in their communities now than in previous years.

It also shows that violent crime fell by 30% in the last two years and people in Scotland are also less likely to experience crimes than those in England and Wales.

The results are contained in the 2010-11 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey. Key findings include: