Safer Communities Survey Results
Northumberland July 2012 – September 2012
During Quarter 3 (October-December), 593 residents were surveyed in Northumberland; of these, 184 (31%) identified at least one problem in their local area.
The chart below shows the top eight priorities for Northumberland in descending order, along with the score for each priority:
As with other area commands, the issues that residents are prioritising in Northumberland are mostly quality of life issues rather than crimes.
When priorities are analysed by the three areas of Northumberland Area Command (South East, North, and West), it is clear that the majority of issues are from South East Northumberland, with North and West Northumberland contributing much fewer priorities.
Interestingly, the top problem in South East Northumberland is ‘Young People being Drunk, Rowdy or Causing a Nuisance’; the reason ‘Speeding or Dangerous Driving’ is the top problem for the area command overall is that it is a sizeable issue for all three areas of Northumberland, and is the top problem for North Northumberland.
Other key findings from the Safer Communities Survey include:
97% of residents feel very or fairly safe living in their local area;
50% 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;
83% of residents think the police in their area do a good or excellent job;
63% 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;
18% of residents have spoken to a local officer in the last 12 months