A new Ealing Council resident survey has found safety to be the most important area which residents across the borough want to see improved. The survey also revealed that people in the borough feel less safe now than before.
In November and December 2022, a representative sample of 1,250 Ealing residents aged 18 years and over and across all seven towns were interviewed face to face on aspects of living in the Labour-run borough. Click here to read the full report.
When it came to what improvements need to be made, 44% of those surveyed placed safety and levels of crime at the highest priority.
In 2018, 54% of residents said they felt very safe in the borough during the daytime and this has now dropped to only 28%. In 2022, 66% of residents feel “fairly safe”
When it comes to safety after dark, this has also dropped and in its reports, the council says: “Feelings of safety are lower than the national average recorded in the quarterly national polling conducted by the LGA”.
When it comes to household concerns over the next three years, cost of living the top concern while safety/being a victim is also of major concern to residents while in Northolt, it represented 41% of those who were surveyed.
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