West Sussex Crime and Community Safety Survey 2017

Closed 5 Mar 2017

Opened 9 Jan 2017

Feedback Updated 30 Jun 2017

We Asked

We asked your views about your experiences, perceptions and priorities regarding crime and community safety in your area. 631 responses were received.

You Said

Of the 631 respondents, 84 identified as having been a victim of crime in the past 12 months.

Of the 84 victims;

61 had reported the incident to someone.

Whilst 23 had not been reported.


536 respondents stated they were either satisfied or very satisfied with their local area as a place to live.

52 were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.

And 43 stated they were either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied.


Compared to the rest of the UK;

477 respondents stated they thought that crime in their area was lower than average.

134 thought it was about the same.

Whilst 20 thought it was higher than average.


Over the past three years;

20 respondents stated their concern about crime and community safety had decreased.

376 stated it had stayed the same.

And 235 said it had increased.


The top 5 priorities were identified as:

1 – Catching and convicting offenders

2 – Early intervention with young people to prevent them from offending

3 – Providing an accessible police presence in communities

4 – Working with families who cause the most problems in the community

5 – Crime prevention

We Did

The feedback that you provided contributes towards informing local priorities and actions to tackle crime and disorder in your area.

Data from the surveys has been used to inform the West Sussex Community Safety Agreement (revised) 2017 - 20, which is available here .


West Sussex County Council wants to know your views on crime and community safety in your local area and in West Sussex.

Police, Local authorities, NHS, Fire and Rescue Services as well as local community groups work in partnership to reduce crime and disorder to make residents feel safe. We want to understand your priorities and the areas you think services should be focusing on in the future.

The survey is available from 09/01/2017 until 05/03/2017 and will take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

If you require this information in an alternate format, please let us know by contacting us via the contact details provided.


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