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BBC London Resident Safety Poll

A survey of residents in the five boroughs most affected by the London riots on behalf of BBC London.

Date Published: 14 Mar 2012

Categories: Public and communities | Public Sector | Social | UK


A  ComRes poll commissioned by BBC London 94.9 suggests that half of Londoners'  surveyed (50%) in five boroughs most affected by last summers riots (in terms of numbers of arrests and charges based on figures from the Met in January) do not feel safe in a part of their local area.
(200 people surveyed in each Borough of Croydon Greenwich Hackney Haringey Southwark )
It also suggests an overwhelming majority (75%) feel that the police are on the side of ordinary people in their local area.
And suggests one in three (31%) disagree that their area is a good place to bring up children.
Going on to suggest that the majority of Londoners (56%) in these boroughs don't think that politicians and local authorities care about helping local residents.
ComRes surveyed 1,007 members of the public in five London boroughs (Croydon, Greenwich, Hackney, Haringey and Southwark) by telephone between 5th and 12th March 2012.  Data were weighted to be representative demographically of all London adults. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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