‘Safer East Cambridgeshire’ crackdown survey shows road safety, burglary and anti-social behaviour are top concerns - but theft gains just one per cent of vote

PUBLISHED: 11:40 14 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:41 14 January 2016

The results of the 'What is the one thing that you'd like to see the police tending to?' survey

The results of the 'What is the one thing that you'd like to see the police tending to?' survey


Road safety, burglary and anti-social behaviour have come out on top of a survey asking people what they would like to see police cracking down on harder to create a safer East Cambridgeshire.

The online survey, in aid of helping police to ‘stay in touch with the needs of the community’, asked the question: What is the one thing that you’d like to see police tending to?

After closing on Sunday evening, road safety gained 34 per cent of the vote, burglary 25 per cent and anti-social behaviour around 12 per cent. However, just one per cent picked theft as their main issue.

Also, 13.9 per cent of people stated ‘other’ – specifying parking as an issue in different localities, and also high visibility policing/foot patrols.

Detective Chief Inspector Donna Wass, district commander for East Cambs, said: “As a result of this, we will be directing concerted efforts to show you that these issues are important to us.

“You will be able to follow us in what we do, and we will demonstrate our activities with regular updates here and in our other main media channels (Twitter and eCops).

“Often we will need to work together - and we will ask you for your support in different ways.

“This is because we want to build a safer community together, and not impose a version of a safer Cambridgeshire upon you.

“We will also continue to listen to what you present us with (here and elsewhere) and we’ll use that to help us make the best decisions we can with our resources.

“In a month we will open another survey so that we can receive feedback on our performance, and we can establish if there is any alteration in what matters to you, or what you feel we should be focused on.”

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