Safer Communities Survey Results
Sunderland January 2013 – March 2013
During Quarter 4 (January-March), 589 residents were surveyed in Sunderland; of these, 228 (39%) identified at least one problem in their local area.
The chart below shows the top eight priorities for Sunderland in descending order, along with the score for each priority:
As with other area commands, the issues that residents are prioritising in Sunderland are mostly quality of life issues rather than crimes. In common with all other areas of Northumbria, ‘Young people being drunk, rowdy, or a nuisance’ is the top priority in Sunderland.
Whilst there is little variation in priorities between sectors, ‘Adults being drunk, rowdy, a nuisance’ is more of a problem in Sunderland West, ‘Inconsiderate Parking’ is more of a problem in Sunderland North, and ‘People using or dealing drugs’ appears to be more of a concern in Houghton.
Other key findings from the Safer Communities Survey include:
96% of residents feel very or fairly safe living in their local area;
59% of residents are aware that their local area has a Neighbourhood Policing Team;
91% 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;
56% 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;
15% of residents have spoken to a local officer in the last few months.