The Safer Croydon Partnership is asking the public for help to shape Croydon’s next Community Safety Strategy.
Set to run from 2017 to 2020, the strategy sets out the top community safety priorities to be tackled over that period.
The Safer Croydon Partnership has, therefore, launched a six-week survey to help it understand what types of criminal or antisocial behaviour are people’s biggest concerns across different parts of the borough.
In a united bid to keep Croydon safe, the partnership brings together the council, police, fire brigade, and health and probation services, along with businesses and community and voluntary sector groups.
Results from the survey will be analysed in conjunction with data from the police and other agencies.
“We really want to encourage everyone to take part. It’s important that we understand people’s main fears and concerns.
“Domestic abuse and hate crime are often offences people do not report, or tell others about, so do not show on police records of actual reported crime.
“Fear of crime can often affect people as much as crime itself, so a big part of what we do is to provide reassurance alongside enforcement.
“We’re also engaging with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to ensure our work reflects pan-London plans to keep the city safe.”
Councillor Hamida Ali, cabinet member for communities, safety and justice
The SCP’s short survey includes questions about such things as fly-tipping, domestic abuse, rogue traders, drunk and rowdy behaviour, street drinking and begging, and vehicle crime. It looks at the town centre and neighbourhoods across the borough.
It runs until Tuesday 1 November, and can be found at www.croydon.gov.uk/scpstrategy