Merton wants your views on crime and anti-social behaviour

Merton is calling on people who live, work and visit the borough to complete its annual survey on safety.

Safer Merton, the partnership with includes the council, Police, Fire Brigade, probation and health services, carry out a strategic assessment every year that looks at community safety issues in the borough. As part of this process a survey with residents is conducted to determine the community’s concerns around crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour, drugs and alcohol.

The results of the survey combined with an analysis of all crimes that happen in the borough help Safer Merton set the partnership’s priorities for the coming year. For 2013-4 the partnership has been focussing on alcohol and drug related crime, burglary, domestic violence and youth violence including knife crime.

Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “Merton is one of the safest boroughs in London and we want to keep it that way. I encourage everyone who lives, works or visits the borough to complete the survey which will help us address their concerns.”

Merton Borough Commander Chief Superintendent Darren Williams said: Merton Borough “Despite being one of the lowest crime boroughs in London, we still need to listen to residents’ and visitors’ concerns about safety, to ensure we are effectively doing our best to deal with the things that really matter to those that live, travel and work here.”

To complete the survey visit www.merton.gov.uk/safermertonconsultation. Paper versions of the survey are available from the Civic Centre.