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Colchester residents urged to complete latest fear of crime survey

PUBLISHED: 19 July 2021

Colchester Borough Council is keen to understand people’s feelings around public safety and has launched an online survey to ask residents their views on crime and anti-social behaviour.

The results of the Fear of Crime survey, which runs from 21 July 2021 for four weeks, will help inform future priorities and actions in the borough.

The 25-question survey covers several crime and public safety concerns, both real and perceived. It can be completed online here.

Paper copies will also be available at four sites: Leisure World; Shrub End Community Centre; Kingsland Church, and C360 Community Café (Primary Care Centre). Completed surveys can be submitted in the ballot boxes provided at each location.

Cllr Beverley Oxford, Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “Fear of Crime means different things to different people. This could include not feeling safe in the community, fear of burglary or possible violent or physical harm.

Being a victim of any form of crime can be a traumatic experience, and fearing crime, even if unfounded, can also cause stress and anxiety and affect mental and physical wellbeing.

“That is why we are keen to hear your views on issues of local concern and your experience of crime and anti-social behaviour. We hope to use the results of the survey to help inform our future priorities and tackle a range of public safety issues when they arise.”

Page last reviewed: 19 July 2021


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