Safer Communities Survey Results
Sunderland July 2013 – September 2013
During Quarter 2 (July - September), 529 residents were surveyed across the area command; of these, 174 (33%) 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:
‘Fly-tipping’ is more of a concern to residents of A1 Sunderland Central;
‘Rubbish or litter lying around’ is more of a concern to residents of A5 Sunderland North;
‘Speeding or dangerous driving’ is more of a concern to residents of A5 Sunderland North and A6 Washington;
‘Vandalism, graffiti or deliberate damage’ is more of a concern to residents of A7 Houghton.
Other key findings from the Safer Communities Survey include:
96% of residents feel very or fairly safe living in their neighbourhood;
91% of residents agree that the police can be relied on to sort out problems in their neighbourhood;
83% of residents think the police in their neighbourhood do a good or excellent job;
60% 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.