Do You Feel Safe In Merton?

Complete the survey to help set safety priorities

Safer Merton, the partnership which includes the Council, Police, Fire Brigade, Probation and Health is calling on people who live, work and visit Merton to answer their annual survey about safety in the borough.

Every year Safer Merton carry out a Strategic Assessment, which looks at all community safety issues in the borough.

As part of this process, a survey is conducted to find out the communities concerns in relation to crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour and drugs and alcohol.

In autumn 2012 Safer Merton asked residents about their concerns and what they wanted to see the partner organisations prioritise.

Safer Merton used these responses, as well as looking at the crime figures, to help inform its decision making process for the 2013/14 priorities.

Whilst work will continue across the board, taking this information into account the borough is prioritising the following areas for 2013/14:

  • Alcohol and Drug Related Crime
  • Burglary
  • Domestic Violence
  • Youth Violence including Knife Crime.

It is about to make this year's survey available online to help set priorities for 2014/15. Check here to complete the survey from Tuesday (September 3).

Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: "Merton is one of the safest boroughs in London and we want to keep it that way. I encourage everyone who lives, works or visits the borough to complete the survey which will help us address their concerns."

Merton Borough Commander Chief Superintendent Darren Williams said: "Despite being one of the lowest crime boroughs in London, we still need to listen to residents' and visitors' concerns about safety, to ensure we are effectively doing our best to deal with the things that really matter to those that live, travel and work here."

September 9, 2013