SURVEY: Your annual chance to comment on community crime, safety, policing

For the sixth year, Seattle University is conducting the annual Public Safety Survey citywide. As explained here, the goal is to collect “qualitative and quantitative data about perceptions of crime and safety from those who live and/or work in Seattle.” (Here’s how local 2018 results were described in 2019, for example.) While the survey is conducted independently of SPD, the department does get a report on the results, which are used to help shape micro-community policing plans, among other things. The survey is available in 11 languages, linked here. If you don’t have time for it today, it’ll be open until the end of November.

3 Replies to "SURVEY: Your annual chance to comment on community crime, safety, policing"

  • Bob Loblaw October 25, 2020 (6:29 pm)

    Just took this survey, and it took about 12 minutes. Please Please Please take the time to read and complete this survey. It asks for information and opinion as to how we can best improve LEO presence now and in the future. For anyone concerned about rising property crimes and other crimes and craziness we have been experiencing recently, voice your opinion here!!

  • AMD October 25, 2020 (7:36 pm)

    They need to have an “It’s complicated” option for employment status.  Just for this year.

  • alki_2008 October 26, 2020 (4:43 pm)

    Does Herbold get this survey?  I’d like to express my utter confusion at how she could think there is Public Safety when she’s proposed that most misdemeanors should be dismissed if the perpetrator says it is for a basic need (so someone can steal tools as often as they want as long as they say it’s so they can buy food) or because they have a mental or substance use disorder.

    I’m especially concerned that it she proposed this without any public input. It’s hard to find info about it, but I was able to search and find a detailed summary here:

    That page also shows a list of common misdemeanor crimes that people with substance use or poverty issues can have dismissed: theft, car prowling, indecent exposure, criminal trespass, etc.

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