Safer Communities Survey Results
Northumberland July 2013 – September 2013
During Quarter 2 (July - September), 629 residents were surveyed across the area command; of these, 200 (32%) 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.
As has been found in previous reports, South East Northumberland contributes the majority of each priority’s score, with the exception being ‘Other environmental problems’ (e.g. potholes, verges) which are more of a concern for residents in West Northumberland.
Other key findings from the Safer Communities Survey include:
98% of residents feel very or fairly safe living in their neighbourhood;
92% of residents agree that the police can be relied on to sort out problems in their neighbourhood;
82% of residents think the police in their neighbourhood do a good or excellent job;
66% 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.