University crime survey for York residents

THOUSANDS of residents are to be quizzed on how they think police should tackle crime in York.

Academics at the York Management School at the University of York have devised a survey, with the support of North Yorkshire Police, Safer York Partnership and City of York Council, which they hope will indicate attitudes and concerns towards crime and disorder in the city.

The research, led by Prof Kiran Fernandes of York Management School, will gather the views of thousands of residents and former residents of York on their views on crime, the fear of crime, confidence and their views on policing.

A key feature of the research will be investigating the impact of where people live now and in the past on their attitudes towards the police.

Researcher Mike Perkins, of the York Management School, said: "Potential benefits from this research are wide-ranging, and could have a significant impact on residents of York, the academic community, the North Yorkshire Police and police forces across the UK."

Results, due out this autumn, will give police the chance to target resources on issues that are relevant to residents.

Coun Sandy Fraser, City of York Council's cabinet member for crime and community, said: "It is important that the police and the other enforcement agencies understand people's perceptions and priorities in respect of the important work that is done in tackling crime in the city.

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"I would urge as many of York's citizens as possible, both young and older, to make their views known through this survey.

“We want to ensure that we can build the best possible picture of the needs and wishes of York people, to make what is already a relatively safe and low-crime area even less attractive to the criminal elements within our community."

North Yorkshire Police’s Deputy Chief Constable Tim Madgwick added: "Working in partnership with the University and the council is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable information from our communities and we would strongly encourage all residents to complete this survey.

"It will provide us with additional information about our communities which will assist us in shaping our resources to ensure we deliver the best possible policing service to the City of York."

People can complete the survey online at saferyork.org.uk/public-attitudes-survey.html or at a community safety market which will be in York city centre on Wednesday. Touch screen terminals in the city centre and at the University will also collect survey responses.

People who complete the survey will have the chance of winning one of two £50 Amazon vouchers. The survey will run until June 30.

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12:13pm Mon 23 Apr 12

Omega Point says...

"THOUSANDS of residents are to be quizzed on how they think police should tackle crime in York."

To the best of their ability. Thanks
"THOUSANDS of residents are to be quizzed on how they think police should tackle crime in York." To the best of their ability. Thanks Omega Point

1:44pm Mon 23 Apr 12

idlehousewife says...

Wouldn't it be better to spend the money actually fighting the crime rather than talking about how it should be done?
Wouldn't it be better to spend the money actually fighting the crime rather than talking about how it should be done? idlehousewife

1:48pm Mon 23 Apr 12

roskoboskovic says...

and then what?can t the police just get on and do the job that they are paid very well to do.
and then what?can t the police just get on and do the job that they are paid very well to do. roskoboskovic

4:20pm Mon 23 Apr 12

studentsontour says...

people that post on the post on here have to be some of the most negative i've come across - is that a trait of york citizens, in person i believe not, anyway as a student in york there are plenty of benefits to this, firstly it involves people directly ( you the local community ) therefore its allowing you to express your opinion, an opportunity to influence the future of your city ( if they carried out changes without such research no doubt you would be complaining 'where's our opinion and say' WELL here it is ) secondly for crime to reduce you need to look at the bigger picture (HENCE research), be open minded, why do certain people commit certain crimes in the first place?? education, lack of opportunities, upbringing, self mirror image and so on, if police 'just got on with the job' you think that would instantly reduce crime? no... if such studies can create awareness its likely to effect group opinion over time...thirdly i believe its uni of york that are funding this..... as with everything there is positives and negatives to everything.... but come on a bit of positivity goes a long way in life......i could go on.... please don't shoot me down with lots of negative comments... constructive and positive are more welcome
people that post on the post on here have to be some of the most negative i've come across - is that a trait of york citizens, in person i believe not, anyway as a student in york there are plenty of benefits to this, firstly it involves people directly ( you the local community ) therefore its allowing you to express your opinion, an opportunity to influence the future of your city ( if they carried out changes without such research no doubt you would be complaining 'where's our opinion and say' WELL here it is ) secondly for crime to reduce you need to look at the bigger picture (HENCE research), be open minded, why do certain people commit certain crimes in the first place?? education, lack of opportunities, upbringing, self mirror image and so on, if police 'just got on with the job' you think that would instantly reduce crime? no... if such studies can create awareness its likely to effect group opinion over time...thirdly i believe its uni of york that are funding this..... as with everything there is positives and negatives to everything.... but come on a bit of positivity goes a long way in life......i could go on.... please don't shoot me down with lots of negative comments... constructive and positive are more welcome studentsontour

4:21pm Mon 23 Apr 12

walmgate says...

were sopposed to have pcso's to help the police there sopposed to know whats happening in each area and know of ways to tackle the issues. residents try to help with no luck especially with alcoholics and drug users
were sopposed to have pcso's to help the police there sopposed to know whats happening in each area and know of ways to tackle the issues. residents try to help with no luck especially with alcoholics and drug users walmgate

4:28pm Mon 23 Apr 12

YSTClinguist says...

When asked to decide whether I was worried about crime against my car, I thought, "what car?" Then I remembered none of us are perfect.
When asked to decide whether I was worried about crime against my car, I thought, "what car?" Then I remembered none of us are perfect. YSTClinguist

4:29pm Mon 23 Apr 12

Salsaman says...

As the co-ordinator for the local neighbourhood watch I have not seen sight nor sound of my local PCSO since she took over the beat nearly two years ago, the previous PCSO who set up the neighbourhood watch would keep an eye out and if he saw my car on the drive and he had time would make contact so I got regular updates. Real pity he moved on.
As the co-ordinator for the local neighbourhood watch I have not seen sight nor sound of my local PCSO since she took over the beat nearly two years ago, the previous PCSO who set up the neighbourhood watch would keep an eye out and if he saw my car on the drive and he had time would make contact so I got regular updates. Real pity he moved on. Salsaman

4:30pm Mon 23 Apr 12

YSTClinguist says...

studentsontour wrote:
people that post on the post on here have to be some of the most negative i've come across - is that a trait of york citizens, in person i believe not, anyway as a student in york there are plenty of benefits to this, firstly it involves people directly ( you the local community ) therefore its allowing you to express your opinion, an opportunity to influence the future of your city ( if they carried out changes without such research no doubt you would be complaining 'where's our opinion and say' WELL here it is ) secondly for crime to reduce you need to look at the bigger picture (HENCE research), be open minded, why do certain people commit certain crimes in the first place?? education, lack of opportunities, upbringing, self mirror image and so on, if police 'just got on with the job' you think that would instantly reduce crime? no... if such studies can create awareness its likely to effect group opinion over time...thirdly i believe its uni of york that are funding this..... as with everything there is positives and negatives to everything.... but come on a bit of positivity goes a long way in life......i could go on.... please don't shoot me down with lots of negative comments... constructive and positive are more welcome
PSA: You'll find that SHIFT + ENTER gives you a carriage return whilst creating Facebook posts without posting what you've written so far.
[quote][p][bold]studentsontour[/bold] wrote: people that post on the post on here have to be some of the most negative i've come across - is that a trait of york citizens, in person i believe not, anyway as a student in york there are plenty of benefits to this, firstly it involves people directly ( you the local community ) therefore its allowing you to express your opinion, an opportunity to influence the future of your city ( if they carried out changes without such research no doubt you would be complaining 'where's our opinion and say' WELL here it is ) secondly for crime to reduce you need to look at the bigger picture (HENCE research), be open minded, why do certain people commit certain crimes in the first place?? education, lack of opportunities, upbringing, self mirror image and so on, if police 'just got on with the job' you think that would instantly reduce crime? no... if such studies can create awareness its likely to effect group opinion over time...thirdly i believe its uni of york that are funding this..... as with everything there is positives and negatives to everything.... but come on a bit of positivity goes a long way in life......i could go on.... please don't shoot me down with lots of negative comments... constructive and positive are more welcome[/p][/quote]PSA: You'll find that SHIFT + ENTER gives you a carriage return whilst creating Facebook posts without posting what you've written so far. YSTClinguist

4:42pm Mon 23 Apr 12

studentsontour says...

YSTClinguist........
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.................. constructive I like it........
YSTClinguist........ .................... .................. constructive I like it........ studentsontour

6:15pm Mon 23 Apr 12

daveyboy25 says...

not much they can do with prisons already over flowing, once caught they are released without any proper punishment so the answer can only be shoot em
not much they can do with prisons already over flowing, once caught they are released without any proper punishment so the answer can only be shoot em daveyboy25

6:23pm Mon 23 Apr 12

Woody Mellor says...

I'm so glad that I'm nothing like some of you negative lot. What a miserable existence you must live.
I'm so glad that I'm nothing like some of you negative lot. What a miserable existence you must live. Woody Mellor

9:18pm Mon 23 Apr 12

CHISSY1 says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
and then what?can t the police just get on and do the job that they are paid very well to do.
Comment on something you know
something about,which going by this post is nothing.
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: and then what?can t the police just get on and do the job that they are paid very well to do.[/p][/quote]Comment on something you know something about,which going by this post is nothing. CHISSY1

11:48am Tue 24 Apr 12

R'Marcus says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
and then what?can t the police just get on and do the job that they are paid very well to do.
Hear! Hear!
No more talking.
We, the people, want ACTION!
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: and then what?can t the police just get on and do the job that they are paid very well to do.[/p][/quote]Hear! Hear! No more talking. We, the people, want ACTION! R'Marcus

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