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Seattle University Releases 2018 Seattle Public Safety Survey Results

Seattle University issued results for its annual Public Safety Survey. Now in its fourth year, this survey gauges attitudes around public safety issues, perceptions of police, neighborhoods and crime. Survey findings are used to support the Seattle Police Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans (“MCPP”) initiative. The MCPP play a critical role in the Department’s community engagement strategy, and in directing resources and services at the micro-community level.

The 2018 survey was offered in 11 languages, and received 6,544 responses from community members who live and/or work within the Seattle city limits. These responses are weighted to reflect the City’s demographics. Nearly half of the response group also provided narrative comments. The survey was independently conducted by the Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice faculty and student research analysts.

Information is updated quarterly for the city’s 58 MCPP neighborhoods on the Department’s interactive MCPP website.

Focus groups were conducted from June to August 2019 in all Seattle micro-communities to supplement survey findings. If you were unable to attend in-person focus groups, online focus groups will remain open through September: East; North; South; Southwest; West.

The 2019 Public Safety Survey will be administered from October 15-November 30, 2019.