Safer Communities Survey Results
South Tyneside July 2013 – September 2013
During Quarter 2 (July - September), 311 residents were surveyed across the area command; of these, 80 (26%) 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:
‘Rubbish or litter lying around’ and ‘Vandalism, graffiti or deliberate damage’ are more of a concern to residents of B1 Riverside & West Shields;
‘Burglary of sheds and other out-houses’ is more of a concern to residents of B2 Boldon & East Shields.
Other key findings from the Safer Communities Survey include:
97% 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;
86% 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.