|COVENTRY INDICATORS - SOCIAL & ECONOMIC
Perceptions of Crime
How safe people
feel in their community is important because it will reflect the quality of life they lead
and can be irrespective of the actual level of crime.
The Residents Attitude Surveys over
the last few years has shown that the highest issue of concern amongst Coventry people, is
that of crime - 54% of those surveyed listed crime as their major concern in 1995, rising
from 26% in 1993. Initial findings from a 1998 residents questionnaire and survey of
voluntary organisations showed that the crime most feared by people was burglary, followed
by aggressive behaviour, including verbal abuse and anti-social behaviour.