Derbyshire people feel safe in their surroundings

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MORE than 80 per cent of people living and working in Derbyshire feel safe in their surroundings, new figures have revealed.

The annual Have Your Say consultation exercise – run by Derbyshire Police Authority and Derbyshire Constabulary – involved numerous events across the county where the public could give feedback about policing issues.

The initiative generated 2,642 responses – both from face-to-face interviews and online polls – and one of the key findings was that over 75 per cent of Derbyshire residents feel satisfied with how police deal with crimes.

Philip Hickson, chairman of Derbyshire Police Authority, said: “The feedback generated by the Have Your Say consultation shows once again that residents, on the whole, feel happy and safe living in the county and are satisfied with the work the police are undertaking to improve their safety and quality of life.

“While crime reduction underpins all our decision-making processes, the authority is also committed to meeting, and if possible exceeding, public expectations in service quality.”

The data will now be analysed to identify trends and geographical variations before being fed back to the Police.