Consulting with Residents - Results

Northumbria Police work together with the six local councils, the Probation Service and the Local Criminal Justice Board to conduct the Safer Communities Survey. This asks a series of questions to help all partners to understand the views and experiences of residents about life in their local neighbourhood and the work of the police and council to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.

You can find information about how the force has performed overall or in your local area below:

Force | Northern Area Command | Central Area Command | Southern Area Command


Force - Safer Communities Survey Results

During the 12 months to March 2017, 6,156 residents were surveyed across the force area; of these, 2,068 (34%) identified at least one problem in their neighbourhood. 

The top five neighbourhood problems are:

  • Young people being rowdy or a nuisance
  • Rubbish or litter lying around
  • Inconsiderate parking
  • Dog fouling
  • Speeding or Dangerous driving

Other key findings from the Safer Communities Survey include:

  • 98% of residents feel very or fairly safe living in their neighbourhood;
  • 90% of residents agree that the police can be relied on to sort out problems in their neighbourhood;
  • 85% of residents think the police in their neighbourhood do a good or excellent job;
  • 58% of residents state the number of times they see officers on foot in their neighbourhood is about right.

 


Northern Area Command - Safer Communities Survey Results

During the 12 months to March 2017, 2,334 residents were surveyed across the area command; of these, 700 (30%) identified at least one problem in their neighbourhood. 

The top five neighbourhood problems are:

  • Young people being rowdy or a nuisance
  • Dog fouling
  • Speeding or dangerous driving
  • Rubbish or litter lying around
  • Inconsiderate parking

Other key findings from the Safer Communities Survey include:

  • 98% 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;
  • 85% of residents think the police in their neighbourhood do a good or excellent job;
  • 61% of residents state the number of times they see officers on foot in their neighbourhood is about right.

Central Area Command - Safer Communities Survey Results

During the 12 months to March 2017, 2,031 residents were surveyed across the area command; of these, 784 (39%) identified at least one problem in their neighbourhood. 

The top five neighbourhood problems are:

  • Young people being rowdy or a nuisance
  • Rubbish or litter lying around
  • Vandalism, graffiti or deliberate damage
  • Inconsiderate parking
  • People using or dealing drugs

Other key findings from the Safer Communities Survey include:

  • 97% 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;
  • 85% of residents think the police in their neighbourhood do a good or excellent job;
  • 53% of residents state the number of times they see officers on foot in their neighbourhood is about right.

Southern Are Command -  Safer Communities Survey Results

During the 12 months to March 2017, 1,791 residents were surveyed across the area command; of these, 584 (33%) identified at least one problem in their neighbourhood. 

The top five neighbourhood problems are:

  • Young people being rowdy or a nuisance
  • Rubbish or litter lying around
  • Dog fouling
  • Mini-motos/Scramblers/Off road motorbikes
  • Inconsiderate parking

Other key findings from the Safer Communities Survey include:

  • 98% of residents feel very or fairly safe living in their neighbourhood;
  • 89% 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;
  • 59% of residents state the number of times they see officers on foot in their neighbourhood is about right.

 

Survey Response Rates 12 Months to December 2016

  
Area Command Residents Contacted Completed Surveys Response Rate
HH NORTHERN 2,924 2,334 80%
II CENTRAL 2,614 2,031 78%
JJ SOUTHERN 2,331 1,791 77%
FORCE 7,869 6,156 78%


[1,*] 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.