The city’s annual survey seeking feedback on public safety concerns is live for four 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. The areas measured in the survey are perceptions of police legitimacy, informal social control, social cohesion, fear of crime, social disorganization, and positive perceptions, according to Seattle U.
The unversity is conducting a two-year mixed method process evaluation of the Seattle Police Department’s Micro Community Policing Plans (MCPP). The survey data will be used together with focus groups to help shape the MCPP priorities and strategies.
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.
The results from the 2018 survey showed that the top public safety concerns were lack of police capacity, car prowls, homeless encampments, residential burglary, and property crime. (Click here for the citywide 2018 survey results.)