The results of the 2016 Calgary Police Commission citizen survey shows that Calgarians perception about the safety of the city remains strong, with 95 per cent of residents agreeing that Calgary is a safe place to live.
Data for the survey was collected from 1000 Calgary residents over an eight week period between June 28 to August 18, 2016.
The report shows Calgarians believe the Calgary Police Service (CPS) is ‘there when needed,’ as well as, ‘dedicated to reducing crime’, and ‘respond quickly when needed.’ However the report also shows that half of the people polled believe the crime rate is increasing, with break and enters, illegal drugs, and gang crime noted as the greatest concerns.
“Community feedback is an important part of having an accountable police service,” said Brian Thiessen, Calgary Police Commission Vice-Chair in a release. “This survey is one tool, among many, that we use to gather input about the community’s priorities. It gives us good insight while also pointing to areas where we can make improvements that will enhance satisfaction and confidence in our police.”