Rotorua Lakes Council tracks community safety trends in two ways:
- How safe residents feel in Rotorua (perceptions of safety survey)
- Rates of crime (Rotorua District crime statistics).
Perceptions of Safety Survey 2015
Residents have a say in how safe they feel in our community.
A total of 339 local residents were surveyed via telephone interviews (250 surveys), online surveys (86 surveys) and postal surveys (3 surveys), to establish a total sample of 339 completed surveys weighted to 2013 Rotorua key demographic Census results.
Residents were asked about their own feelings of safety, their awareness of local safety initiatives and about any recent experiences they may have had with crime.
This report presents the results of telephone interviews, printed drop off and online surveys conducted with Rotorua District residents in 2015.
2015 Perceptions of Safety - Report (PDF 1mb)
2014 Perceptions of Safety - Report (PDF 901kb)
2005 Perceptions of Safety - Report (PDF 500kb)
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