Community safety (health and wellbeing needs in South Tyneside)


Northumbria Police work together with the six local councils, the Probation Service and the Local Criminal Justice Board to conduct the Safer Communities Survey. This asks a series of questions to help all partners to understand the views and experiences of residents about life in their local neighbourhood and the work of the police and council to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.

South Tyneside consistently demonstrates high levels of satisfaction by the residents, the survey covering the period of July 2015 to June 2016 indicated that 98% of those surveyed feel  very or fairly safe living in their neighbourhood and 76% agree that the Police and Council are dealing with the anti-social behaviour and crime issues that matter in their areas. This is the highest percentage across the Northumberland Force area.