People in Bracknell "feel safe"By Julie Spencer
July 30, 2012
Most people living in Bracknell Forest feel safe, according to a new survey about fear of crime.
Bracknell’s community safety partnership questioned 750 residents about how safe they felt in their neighbourhood.
The report reveals 60 per cent were not at all or not very worried about becoming a victim of crime, and 23 per cent were ‘a little worried’.
And it was those living in areas with the lowest crime figures that were the most concerned.
A total of 48 per cent of residents surveyed in central Sandhurst and 41 per cent of those questioned in Winkfield and Cranbourne admitted they were worried about crime, compared with 18 per cent in Ascot and 20 per cent in Crown Wood.
Ian Boswell, Bracknell Forest Council’s community safety manager, said: “We’re working hard to make sure people are safe in the borough, and we also want to make sure they feel safe.
“This survey will help us better understand what drives the fear of crime in Bracknell Forest at a time when crime levels are falling every year.”
Inspector Jon Goosey, deputy police commander at Bracknell Forest, said: “We are proud of our close partnership working, which has contributed to the continued reduction in crime, and we welcome the survey results that show residents feel safe in the borough.”
Cllr Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, corporate services and public protection, commented: “The reality is that we are a low crime borough and the figures show crime is falling still further.
“The survey questioned people from all ages and backgrounds and has given us a full picture which we will now use to help ensure people are safer and, equally importantly, feel safer.”