Crime fears on the slide

Published: 18 December 2017

Crime fears on the slide

Logan City Council’s annual Safe City Logan community survey has found that the public is feeling safer than ever about where they live.

Seventy-six percent of respondents say they feel safe out and about in their neighbourhood in the City of Logan during the day, up from 66% in the last survey.

A whopping 83% say they feel safe at home by themselves, up nine percent, while 82% say they like living in their neighbourhood.

A total of 677 people completed the 2017 survey, which ran from September 25 to November 12.

City of Logan Mayor Luke Smith said council’s proactive approach to community safety is paying off.

“As crime rates trend down in Logan it’s good to see that people’s perceptions of crime are becoming more realistic,” Mayor Smith said.

“We all know Logan is a great place to live and work and it’s great to see that more people are feeling good about where they live.”

Safe City Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said the findings of the survey would allow council to evaluate the effectiveness of the City of Logan Safe City Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2020.

“The feedback from this survey will also help prioritise and plan for future community safety and crime prevention activities,” Cr Swenson said.

“I’d like to thank everyone who responded, this has helped council enormously and shows there is a lot of interest in making the City of Logan safer and better.”

Other highlights from the survey:

  • 54.1% feel connected to their neighbourhood (up from 45.7% in 2016)
  • 69% of respondents indicated that they are satisfied with the level of community safety programs that Logan City Council delivers

The full results can be viewed at http://www.logan.qld.gov.au/community-support/safety/safe-city-logan-community-survey