Do you feel it is safe after dark?
According to a Crime and Justice Survey, 77 per cent of Scots felt safe or very safe in their neighbourhood after dark.
Results were lower for women and those living in the most deprived areas – but those groups still felt much safer, on average, than a decade ago.
Senior citizens Michael and Elizabeth Dunn had contrasting views about their area in Burnside.
Elizabeth said: “I don’t feel safe going out anywhere but that’s just me. Burnside is a nice area and the community is very alert, people look out for one another.
“There’s a sense of responsibility to other human beings here.
“It’s good people are now feeling safer.”
Michael, 82, added: “I feel safer at night nowadays.”
Angus MacDonald, 57, was a victim of crime at Burnside train station but has seen a change in the area.
He said: “It was few years ago when it happened but I’ve seen the place become safer.
“I walk the dog in the dark and it’s fine.”
Julia Russell, 44, said she felt just as safe as she did last year while Jean Morrow, 69, said: “A wee bit of caution wouldn’t go amiss.”
Angus MacDonald was the victim of a crime after dark but said: “I think Burnside is a safe area. “The people here are friendly and I’m glad I brought my boy up here.”
Jean Morrow admitted she wouldn’t go out on her own at night. She said:“I would get my husband to pick me up or get a taxi. I think society nowadays makes us feel like this.”
Julia Russell agreed with the majority who took part in the survey and said:“I don’t sit there and feel like I can’t go out. I feel just as safe as I did in my local community.”
Michael and Elizabeth Dunn had contrasting opinions. He feels safer in Burnside while Elizabeth said:“When you’re older you feel a little more vulnerable if you go out at night.”
Bizz Rutherglen Main Street is busy during the day but walking along there at night would be a different proposition