Community Safety Survey 2021

Closed 3 Dec 2021

Opened 25 Oct 2021

Feedback updated 14 Apr 2022

We asked

We asked the residents of Reading to identify their concerns across Reading

You said

The top 5 issues identified by the survey across the Borough were:

1. Drugs (1st in 2019 & 3rd in 2017)

2. Parking Issues (2nd in 2019 & 1st 2017)

3. Motorbike and vehicle nuisance (Potholes were 3rd in 2019)

4. Flytipping

5. Burglary (4th in 2019) Speeding was 5th in 2019 & 2017

We did

We have shared these results with the local Safer Neighbourhood Forums and the Community Safety Partnership

The Safer Neighbourhood Forums are now working on the priorities that were identified for their local areas.

Results updated 14 Apr 2022

The survey was analysed and a breakdown of the results for the issues identified by Reading as a whole has been attached.



The purpose of this survey is to ask residents their views about crime and disorder and other local issues, to help identify priorities across Reading.  The Safer Neighbourhood Forums are required to consult on priorities with a community safety focus every 2 years.  

Why your views matter

This community safety survey is being carried out across Reading to inform our neighbourhood working and local safer neighbourhood forums to find out what issues residents consider to be their highest priority at present.  Whilst we will look at all issues raised in this survey in order to compare local concerns to previous consultations, we will not be able to impact on all of them and issues such as pot holes and parking may be referred back to the relevant service if there are sufficient concerns.  

Feedback from this survey will be looked at in conjunction with the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) priorities for Reading and locally reported crime across the Borough alongside the British Crime Survey and priorities identified by Thames Valley Police.  Priorities will then be set accordingly.

What happens next

An analysis of the survey will be broken down early in the New Year (2022) and fed back to the Safer Neighbourhood Groups and the Safer Reading Neighbourhood Group Forum


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