Safer Communities Survey Results
North Tyneside July 2013 – September 2013
During Quarter 2 (July - September), 405 residents were surveyed across the area command; of these, 126 (31%) identified at least one problem in their neighbourhood.
The chart below shows the top ten priorities for the force in descending order, along with the score for each priority*:
‘Young people being rowdy or a nuisance’, broken down by alcohol-related and non alcohol-related, remains the top priority across all area commands.
There are very few differences between sector priorities, however:
‘Adults being drunk and rowdy/a nuisance’ is more of a concern to residents in D1 North Shields;
‘Inconsiderate parking’ and ‘People using or dealing drugs’ are more of a concern to residents in D2 Whitley Bay;
‘Vandalism, graffiti or deliberate damage’ is more of a concern to residents in D3 Wallsend;
‘Speeding or dangerous driving’ and ‘Other environmental problems’ (e.g. potholes, verges) are more of a concern to residents of D4 Killingworth.
Other key findings from the Safer Communities Survey include:
96% of residents feel very or fairly safe living in their neighbourhood;
93% of residents agree that the police can be relied on to sort out problems in their neighbourhood;
84% of residents think the police in their neighbourhood do a good or excellent job;
62% of residents state the number of times they see officers on foot in their neighbourhood is about right.
* Problems are given a score of 1 to 3 depending on how big a problem the residents say they are. These are combined to give the overall problem score and weighted to take account of the population.