Community safety

22 May 2008


We asked about how safe panel members feel in Poole.

Nearly three quarters (72%) felt that crime nationally has increased in the last year, with about a third feeling that it has increased in Poole (36%).

Almost all (97%) felt safe out during the day and around two thirds (69%) felt safe in their local area after dark. Multi-agency teams are working with local residents to identify and tackle priority issues in each of the seven Safer Neighbourhood areas across Poole.

Councillor Ann Stribley, Dorset Police Authority representative, said: "The reality is that Poole has a very low crime rate. The survey results will be used to identify the groups that are most in fear of anti-social behaviour with a view to reducing this and increasing awareness of community safety initiatives, such as Safer Neighbourhoods."

The Safer Poole Partnership (formerly the Safe Together Partnership) exceeded its target (17.2%) to reduce crime by 18.9%. There has been a 51% decrease in theft from vehicles, 49% decrease in theft of vehicles, 38% decrease in domestic burglary and 40% decrease in robbery.

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