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 www.westsussex.gov.uk/crimesurvey2017 from Monday 9 January to Sunday 5 March 2017.