Community Safety Survey

Every two years, the Safer Portsmouth Partnership carry out a Community Safety Survey in Portsmouth. Our researchers interview more than 1,000 residents to seek their views and experience of crime and anti-social behaviour in the city.

The Community Safety Survey is an important source of information for the partnership, as it is collected directly from residents and does not rely on the respondent having reported the crime or incident to the police or other agency. The survey gives us an important picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in the city and helps to inform the priorities of the Safer Portsmouth Partnership Plan.

2018 Community Safety Survey

In 2018 we interviewed 1200 residents of Portsmouth at random. Our researchers conducted surveys on the street in the following areas:

  • Buckland & North End – Community Centre on Malins Road and London Road (21/02, 05/03)
  • City Centre – Commercial Road (parade of shops and at Sainsbury’s) and Guildhall Square (13/02, 14/02, 16/02, 17/02, 20/02, 01/03, 05/03, 08/03, 13/03, 24/03)
  • Copnor – Copnor Road parade of shops (15/03)
  • Cosham – High Street (15/02)
  • Drayton & Farlington  – Farlington Sainsburys (23/02, 06/03)
  • Fratton – The Bridge Centre, Asda and Fratton Road (22/02, 27/02)
  • Milton & Eastney -Eastney Road Co-op and Bransbury Community Centre/Park (21/02)
  • Paulsgrove – Allaway Avenue Housing Office as base (19/02)
  • Portsea – John Pounds Centre (26/02)
  • Somerstown – Somerstown Hub (19/02)
  • Southsea – Palmerston Road (26/02, 07/03)

Download the 2018 survey here: Community Safety Survey 2018

2016 Community Safety Survey

In March 2016 we carried out a Community Safety survey which can be found here: Community Safety Survey 2016 report

We interviewed 1245 residents of Portsmouth and found that:

Fear of crime has reduced since the 2014 survey. Respondents reporting that they were not fearful of crime increased by almost 10 percentage points (from 31% in 2014 to 40% in 2016). Reductions in fear have been seen for most types of crime except for being mugged/robbed, which increased by 6.8 percentage points compared with 2014 (from 17% to 24%).

  • 24% were afraid of being mugged: 1.5% of those interviewed had been
  • 13% were afraid of being assaulted: 3.5% of those interviewed had been
  • 27% were afraid of being burgled: 1.8% of those interviewed had been

2014 Community Safety Survey

Community Safety Survey Report 2014