Below are the surveys and public consultations the OPCC has undertaken over the last few years. The results are attached in report form.
Annual Policing Survey 2023
We asked you whether you trusted Kent Police, in the light of recent negative stories about police forces. On the whole you said you did still trust them, scoring them on average 6/10. We also asked you whether you'd been a victim of crime and whether you feel safe where you live. All the results can be found by clicking this link.
This report presents the results of the recent annual policing survey.
Topics included which skillset they would have liked the new Chief Constable to have, what crimes mattered to them, how safe they felt in their area, whether they had been a victim of crime, and how effective the subsequent support was.
The PCC Matthew Scott asked residents to have their say about the future direction of Kent Police. He also asked them for their views about policing and crime in their area, their feelings of safety and whether they had been a victim of crime in the last year. You can read the survey results here:
Results of the PCC's Violence Against Women and Girls Survey
In August 2021, Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott, launched a survey to find out the extent of violence and abuse being perpetrated against women and girls in Kent, including online.
He also wanted to know how safe women and girls felt in different aspects of their lives.
The questionnaire was open for 3 months, during which time 8,263 people filled it in. This is an unprecedented number of respondents for a questionnaire launched by the PCC and attracted answers from all age groups and ethnicities. Anyone over the age of 16 was invited to respond. Just over 93% of those who did were women, with just over 3.5% men.