Safer Communities Survey Results
North Tyneside July 2012 – September 2012
During Quarter 3 (October-December), 419 residents were surveyed in North Tyneside; of these, 144 (34%) identified at least one problem in their local area.
The chart below shows the top eight priorities for North Tyneside in descending order, along with the score for each priority:
As with other area commands, the issues that residents are prioritising in North Tyneside are mostly quality of life issues rather than crimes. In common with other urban areas of Northumbria, ‘Young people being drunk, rowdy, or a nuisance’ is the top priority in North Tyneside.
Whilst there is little variation in priorities between sectors, ‘Inconsiderate parking’ and ‘Dog fouling’ appear to be more of a problem for residents of Whitley Bay, whilst ‘Vandalism, graffiti, or deliberate damage’ appears to be more of a problem for residents of Wallsend.
Other key findings from the Safer Communities Survey include:
97% of residents feel very or fairly safe living in their local area;
51% of residents are aware that their local area has a Neighbourhood Policing Team;
92% of residents agree that the police in their local area can be relied on to sort a problem;
84% of residents think the police in their area do a good or excellent job;
60% of residents state the number of times they see officers on foot in their area is about right;
97% of residents agree that the police in their local area are approachable;
14% of residents have spoken to a local officer in the last few months.