Residents’ views sought on West Sussex crime

A survey seeking the views of residents on crime in their local area has launched.

Run by the Safer West Sussex Partnership, the aim of the survey is to seek the views of residents on their experience and perceptions of crime together with
what is important to them in their local area.

Made up of organisations including West Sussex County Council, District and Borough Councils, Sussex Police and Probation services, the Safer West Sussex
Partnership works to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, ensuring that West Sussex remains a safe place to live, work and visit.

The Partnership carries out an annual review to understand how national and local crime trends may be impacting on residents, and the survey will help
inform that piece of work.

County Council Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, Christine Field, said: “However safe a place is the perception of crime can have a big impact on a community so it’s really important for us to understand residents’ views, not only on their experience of crime but also their perception of crime.

This survey will help inform the Partnership’s work in identifying communities and individuals who are vulnerable to crime. This will assist partner agencies
to ensure that appropriate support, intervention and resources are provided to those who are most at risk of harm in West Sussex.”

You can have your say by visiting the link below from Monday 9 January to Sunday 5 March 2017.

Or visit one of the following libraries from Monday 23 January to Friday 28 January to complete a shorter version of the survey:

  • Bognor Regis
  • Burgess Hill
  • Chichester
  • Crawley
  • East Grinstead
  • Haywards Heath
  • Horsham
  • Shoreham by Sea
  • Worthing