Community Safety Survey

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Sedgemoor District Council is committed to making Sedgemoor a safe place in which to live, work and visit.
In order to understand the issues that matter most to you, we want to hear your views on crime and anti-social behaviour, so that we can work together with local partners to address these problems. This survey was last distributed in 2019, we will continue to gather the information every two years to help us to understand our community’s perceptions of crime and anti-social behaviour.
 
 

1. In general, how safe or unsafe do you feel in the following circumstances:
(please tick one box for each)

Very safeFairly safeNeither safe nor unsafeFairly unsafeVery unsafe
Alone in your home during the day
Alone in your home after dark
Outside in your local area during the day
Outside in your local area after dark
In the town/village centre during the day
In the town/village centre during the night
 

2. In your locality*, please rate how concerned you are about:
(please tick one box for each)


*Locality is considered to be the place in which you live, work and socialise in on a daily or regular basis

**Hate crime is any criminal offence committed against a person or property that is motivated by hostility towards someone based on their disability, race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation

Very concernedSlightly concernedNeither concerned nor unconcernedNot very concernedNot concerned
Domestic burglary
Non-domestic burglary e.g. in any premises that is not a dwelling
Vehicle crime
Robbery
Anti-social behaviour
Domestic abuse
Alcohol and drug misuse
Sexual offences
Violent crime e.g. knife crime/violence against a person
Doorstep crime e.g. cold calling/loan sharks
Cyber crime
Road safety
Gang related crime e.g Organised crime groups
Increased Anti-Social behaviour as a result of people moving into the area
Arson
Hate crime**
 

3. Thinking about anti-social behaviour in particular, what issues cause you most concern in your local area? (please tick all boxes that apply)

 

4. Do you think the crime or anti-social behaviour in your area has increased or decreased in the last 3 years, if so, how? (please tick)

A lot moreA little moreAbout the sameA little lessA lot less
Crime in general
Anti-social behaviour
 

5. Sedgemoor District Council operates a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) service. Does the presence of CCTV in Sedgemoor make you feel safer?
(please tick one box only)

 

6. Do you feel there is adequate CCTV provision in Sedgemoor?
(please tick one box only)


 

7. There is a network of Street Lighting across the Sedgemoor District.
Does the presence of Street Lighting in Sedgemoor make you feel safer?
(please tick one box only)

 

8. There is a network of Street Lighting across the Sedgemoor District.
Do you feel there is adequate Street Lighting in Sedgemoor?
(please tick one box only)

 

9. Is there anything that would make you feel safer in Sedgemoor?

 

10. How safe do you feel travelling in Sedgemoor using the following modes of transport? (please tick

Very safeFairly safeNeither safe nor unsafeFairly unsafeVery unsafe
Car
Walking
Cycling
Public transport
 

11. To what extent do you think the following effects levels of crime and anti-social behaviour in Sedgemoor?

Not at AllFairly unaffectedNeither effected or unaffectedFairly effectedVery effected
Rising unemployment levels and current economic challenges
Changes to population within the locality
Level of investment into local services and facilities
Large infrastructure and construction projects
 

12. How favourable are you towards the construction of the new Hinkley Point C power station (please tick)

 

13. Have you or a member of your family been a victim of crime? (please tick)