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PCC’s Lincolnshire Crime & Policing Survey : An Update

  • Last Updated: 19-12-2017 at 16:12

A survey launched to give residents the chance to help shape the future of policing has received more than 2,750 responses in just ten days.

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones launched the survey in the run up to setting next year’s budget for Lincolnshire Police

It asks the views of people across the county on a range of subjects from their priorities for policing to their own personal experience of crime.

The aim is to get at least 265 completed surveys from each district in the county to ensure the data collected is statistically robust and will allow the PCC’s office to gauge the difference in priorities in each area.

So far the only district falling short of the target is Boston Borough – and that is only 16 surveys short.

  • Boston – 249 completed surveys
  • East Lindsey – 566
  • West Lindsey - 391
  • Lincoln City - 409
  • North Kesteven – 449
  • South Kesteven - 401
  • South Holland - 297

The ten-minute survey covers issues ranging from people’s actual experience of crime versus their fear of crime to where they would deploy extra officers if they were available and force funding.

The level of funding to be received by the PCC’s office – which funds both the police force and victims’ services – is due to be announced in the coming days.

The money from Whitehall makes up around 50 per cent of the overall amount of funding for services, with the rest coming from Council Tax.

A budget will be developed once grant levels are revealed but the PCC intends the survey to help guide some of the funding priorities and decisions.

“I am delighted with the response we have received so far and want to thank the people of Lincolnshire for their commitment,” said Mr Jones.

“I am passionate about ensuring the residents of the county have a voice when it comes to setting the priorities for policing their communities.

“So far they have responded magnificently. I would like to make an appeal for the communities in and around Boston to make one final push and thank those that have already taken the time to be heard.”

To take part in the survey click here or call 01522 581420.