The city’s annual survey seeking feedback on public safety concerns is live for two more days — the survey closes on Nov. 30.
Administered by Seattle University researchers, the survey is mean to solicit feedback from community members around security concerns. A report on the results will be given to the Seattle Police Department, “to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure”, according to the survey info.
“The areas measured are perceptions of police legitimacy, informal social control, social cohesion, fear of crime, social disorganization, and positive perceptions and high knowledge of Seattle Police Department’s community engagement initiatives,” according to SPD.
Questions in the survey cover impressions of Seattle police officers, and whether their presence is adequate. They also ask whether participants have been victims of crime, from property to physical threats or attacks. All responses are confidential, and no personal information is requested of participants. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete, and participants must be 18 or older.
Last year, the survey showed that the five biggest concerns were the lack of police capacity, car prowls, car/RV camping, residential burglary, and traffic issues. To view the results from 2017, click here.
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