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LeDroit Park Public Safety Survey Summary April, 2011

LeDroit Park Public Safety Survey Summary April, 2011

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Published by Jana Baldwin
As public safety chair I wanted to know what kind of programming my neighbors were interested in to prevent crime. I widely distributed a survey via survey monkey and paper. Here is are the results
As public safety chair I wanted to know what kind of programming my neighbors were interested in to prevent crime. I widely distributed a survey via survey monkey and paper. Here is are the results

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LeDroit Park Public Safety SurveySummary of Findings
Prepared by: Jana Baldwin, MPH, LeDroit Park Public Safety Chair, Neighborhood Watch Program Director 
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Summary Highlights:
 
65 individuals participated in the 5 question survey
 
89% of respondents were LeDroit Park residents
 
48% of respondents feel that crime is “serious” in LeDroit Park 
 
The LeDroit Park Civic Association should definitely focus on the following crime prevention initiatives: Neighborhood Watch Program, Neighborhood Safety Walks, andYouth Activities
 
The LeDroit Park Civic Association should consider the following crime preventioninitiatives: CPR/First Aid, Group dog walks, and Support group for crime victims
Methodology:
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The LeDroit Park Public Safety Survey, consisting of 5 multiple choice questions with optionalcomment sections. “Survey Monkey,” an online survey tool was utilized to create the surveyand tabulate statistics. The LeDroit Park Civic Association Executive Board approved the finalsurvey questions before the survey was posted online. The survey was disseminated mainlythrough yahoo group listservs (3D MPD Listserv, 305 Public Safety Listserv, LeDroit Park Public Safety Listserv and the LeDroit Park Listserv) and e-mail. The link to the survey wasalso “tweeted” through the LeDroit Park Civic Association Twitter Account, and posted tonumerous Facebook Accounts related to LeDroit Park. Paper copies were distributed at 2Civic Association Meetings held on February 22 and March 22. A Total of 65 peopleresponded to the survey over approximately a 1-month span of time.
1. “What neighborhood do you live in?”
89% of the individuals that responded were LeDroit Park residentsThe remaining individuals that responded were from the Bloomingdale and Shaw Neighborhoods respectively.
2. Thinking back over the last year, rate how serious you feel the level of crime is in theLeDroit Park area:48% Serious,
22% Somewhat serious, 16% Not too serious, 14% Very serious and no onereported that they felt crime was Not at all serious. Individuals were left the option to makecomments if they would like to further discuss their answer.The following is a summary of similar comments and themes: (21 people responded)
 
Concerns around increases in:
 
Muggings
 
Theft from auto
 
Home invasion (particularly during the day)
 
Hold-ups
 
Open air drug dealing
 
Loitering among juveniles and adults (specifically around 7
th
& T Street, NW)
 
Violent crime and loitering around Shaw/Howard Metro Station (LeDroit park residents walk from this Metro station daily) and bus stops (specifically the 70 & 90 bus routes)
 
Youth have no respect for adults/authority
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The LeDroit Park Public Safety Survey should not be used solely as a tool to predict a level of public safety of all LeDroitPark neighbors. While efforts were made to disseminate this survey only 65 residents took part in a mostly online survey.
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