Safer Barnsley Partnership Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Public Perceptions Survey (2019)


1. Safer Barnsley Partnership Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Public Perceptions Survey (2019)
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The Safer Barnsley Partnership (SBP) Board is a joint partnership between Barnsley Council, South Yorkshire Police, Berneslai Homes, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, National Probation Trust, South and West Yorkshire NHS Partnership Foundation Trust and Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group.

Together, we work with housing associations, local businesses and voluntary/community organisations to address the following shared vision:

"Barnsley people and communities are safe and feel safe, able to contribute to community life and take responsibility for their actions and how they affect others."

Safer Barnsley Partnership is carrying out a survey to understand the public's view of crime and anti-social behaviour in the Borough. Through this survey, the public will be able to inform the next set of priorities that the Partnership needs to focus on in 2020-21.

We would like you to share your views to help us with this process by answering the following questions:            

1. Please select one or more of the following statements that applies to you: *


2. If you are responding on behalf of an agency/organisation or have answered 'Other' to the previous question, please state on whose behalf or why you are responding to the survey, in the box below


3. Please enter your POSTCODE (for example S70 3LF)

This will help us to better understand the locations where concerns are felt (If you do not live in Barnsley, please enter the postcode of your workplace or where you study or your agency/organisation).

We use the postcode to measure differences between areas of the Borough and your postcode will be kept confidential. *


4. Thinking about crime and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) where you live, work or study, how do you think this has changed in the last 12 months? *


5. How safe do you feel in the area where you live, work or study? *


6. Are there any further comments you wish to make in relation to crime, anti-social behaviour or feeling safe in the area where you live, work or study?


7. Thinking about your answer to Question 5, what would you say has influenced your view? (You may select one or more of the options below) *


8. What is your understanding/awareness of the following types of crime? (please select one statement for each type of crime) *

I have heard of this and fully understandI have heard of this but have little understandingI have heard of this but have no understandingI have not heard of this and have no understanding
Hate crime
Modern day slavery
Child sexual exploitation (CSE)
Child abuse
Radicalisation/violent extremism
Cyber enabled crime
Serious Organised Crime (SOC)
Child criminal exploitation (including 'County Lines')
Most serious violence (including knife crime and firearms)
Mate crime (also known as 'Cuckooing')

9. Below is a list of issues along with a definition of what they mean. Based on your experience of living/working/studying in Barnsley, please pick THREE issues that are most important to you

Choice 1Choice 2Choice 3
Domestic abuse (The physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or financial abuse of those aged over 16 within a family setting or between current or ex-intimate partners)
Child abuse and child sexual exploitation (Child abuse is any action by another person (adult or child) that causes significant harm. This can be physical, sexual, emotional or neglect. Child sexual exploitation is a type of sexual abuse, whereby the child receives gifts, money or affection as a result of performing sexual activities or allowing others to perform sexual acts on them
Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE), including 'County Lines' (CCE is the umbrella term for any type of criminal activity that is committed by children who are being exploited by someone else. County lines is a specific type of CCE which involves a child being moved from one location to another to sell drugs from a dedicated dealer line, known as the 'County Line'.
Vulnerable Adults (This includes adults who are particularly vulnerable due to their age, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, mental health or circumstances (such as homelessness)
Environmental Crime (This includes crimes against the environment, such as setting fires; fly tipping; criminal damage; littering; dog fouling; noise complaints and graffiti)
Sex offences against adults (These are sexually motivated offences, committed against those aged 18 or over)
Youth related anti-social behaviour (Any anti-social behaviour committed by those aged under 18)
Hate crime and community cohesion (A hate crime occurs when "the perpetrator is motivated by hostility towards the victim's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity. A cohesive community is one where there is "a common vision and a sense of belonging for everyone in the community"
Acquisitive crime (These include offences such as robbery, burglary and theft offences (i.e shoplifting, stealing vehicles and pick-pocketing))
Violence against the person (These include actions caused by an offender which result in anything from minor injuries to fatalities as well as non-injury offences, such as harassment, verbal abuse and stalking)
Most serious violence (including knife crime and firearms) (This includes non-domestic murder/attempted murder, wounding offences, robbery and crimes involving knives and firearms)
Serious organised crime (SOC) (Serious organised crime is planned, co-ordinated and committed by people working individually, in groups or as part of trans-national networks, often for financial gain)
Substance misuse (This is where a person has little or no control over their use of alcohol, drugs and other intoxicants to the point that it becomes harmful to them and other people)
Cyber-enabled crime (Using the Internet to help the offender commit the offence (including sending a threatening message to someone via social media instead of doing this in person)