Community Safety Survey 2021

Closed 22 Oct 2021

Opened 24 Sep 2021

Feedback updated 5 Sep 2022

We asked

Every year the Safer Buckinghamshire Board carries out a strategic assessment, which looks at community safety issues in Buckinghamshire.  

As part of this process, we conduct a survey to find out the community’s concerns about crime, anti-social behaviour, drugs and alcohol.

We asked for views from 24 September to 22 October 2021.

You said

We received 1,041 responses to the survey. The main themes from responses are outlined below.

Top concerns related to crime in 2021:

  • Fraud / scams, including online (69% of respondents thought this was a ‘Very big’ or ‘Fairly big’ concern)
  • Theft of equipment / tools from van (49%)
  • Theft from a motor vehicle (48%)
  • Cyber-crime / cyber-bulling (44%)
  • Criminal damage (43%)
  • Shed / garage burglary (41%)

Top concerns related to anti-social behaviour in 2021:

  • Speeding (77% of respondents thought this was a ‘Very big’ or ‘Fairly big’ concern)
  • Fly tipping / litter (76%)
  • Parking (64%)
  • Dog fouling (51%)
  • Criminal damage / vandalism (43%)

We asked how safe or unsafe respondents felt in their local area at the following times:

  • Outside in the daylight, alone. 92% of respondents felt safe and 8% felt unsafe
  • Outside after dark, alone. 53% of respondents felt safe and 45% felt unsafe. 2% didn’t know
  • When on public transport. 55% of respondents felt safe and 13% felt unsafe. 32% didn’t know

We did

Your feedback helped shape the Safer Buckinghamshire Board’s action plan to reduce crime and make Buckinghamshire safer.

The Safer Buckinghamshire Plan is a 3 year plan that sets out five priorities and how we will deliver them.

Members of the Safer Buckinghamshire Board have carried out the following actions / projects:

  • Expanded the Street Warden Team to cover Aylesbury town centre. Dealt with over 1,600 incidents in High Wycombe and Aylesbury town centres. This includes shoplifting, begging, emergency first aid and supporting vulnerable people
  • Attended crime prevention events to provide advice and prevention materials. Particularly related to burglary, vehicle crime (including keyless car theft) and scams
  • Raising awareness of scams. Buckinghamshire Council is proud to be accredited as a Friends Against Scams (FAS) Organisation
  • Undertaken Environmental Visual Audits (EVAs) in local areas to identify issues of concern. Working with community members and other partners. Using a holistic approach to help address issues
  • Extended the Hotel Watch Scheme across Buckinghamshire. Over 80 premises given guidance to spot the signs of exploitation
  • Delivered Modern Slavery awareness sessions to over 100 partnership officers
  • Resilient Families Programme provided digital resilience awareness to 155 parents. To help spot and prevent cyber-crime and cyber-bulling
  • Delivered the Blue Light Project. Utilising behaviour change and outreach to help drinkers with complex needs
  • 441 trained Domestic Abuse Champions in organisations across Buckinghamshire
  • Created 3 community hubs to support and work with LGBTQ+, disability and ethnic minority communities. The hubs will deliver projects during National Hate Crime Awareness Week
  • 177 young people at risk of offending engaged with the Youth Offending Service
  • 26 volunteer mentors trained to offer support to young people. As part of Youth Offending Service project

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Overview

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Safer Bucks is a partnership of organisations that work together to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour, drugs and alcohol issues.

Every year Safer Bucks carries out a strategic assessment, which looks at community safety issues in the county.  As part of this process, we conduct a survey to find out the community’s concerns in relation to crime, anti-social behaviour, drugs and alcohol.

The results of the survey, combined with an analysis of all crimes that take place in the county, help Safer Bucks set the partnerships’ priorities for the year.

We would be grateful if you could please help us by sparing a few minutes to take part in this survey.

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If you have questions about data and privacy, please email us on dataprotection@buckinghamshire.gov.uk. Or write to our Data Protection Officer at Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF.

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