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Police Launch Survey to Find How Safe Women Feel in the County

Published on: 15 Apr, 2021
Updated on: 18 Apr, 2021

A survey to gather the experiences and thoughts of women on personal safety has been launched by Surrey Police.

Since the tragic death of Sarah Everard in London, women across the UK have been sharing their experiences of feeling unsafe, harassed or intimidated.

The anonymous survey, inspired by the Cumbria Police’s “Call It Out” campaign, seeks the concerns of women across the county. It can be completed here and will run until Monday, May 3.

Deputy Chief Constable Nev Kemp said: “We are encouraging women to fill in this survey to help us better understand how they are feeling and whether there is any more we could be doing to help them feel safe.

“Our mission is for people in Surrey to be safe and feel safe and while we know anyone can feel harassed and intimidated, we are keen to better understand the experiences of women. The information collected will be reviewed by police and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

“As police, we have an important role in addressing these issues now being discussed at a national level and we understand concerns about personal safety can also be in a domestic environment.

“We would like to reassure everyone that we take reports of being feeling unsafe or being harassed very seriously.”

Angela Richardson speaking of her experiences

Guildford’s MP Angela Richardson, who has spoken of her own experiences of harassment recently, commented: “I’m really pleased that Surrey Police is doing this work – the issue of women’s safety is something I’ve had a lot of correspondence about and concerns people in Guildford.

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“Please do help the police by filling in the survey and letting them know about the experiences you’ve had or the concerns that you feel. It’s really important that as women we are honest with each other and ourselves about the things we’ve seen and been through.

“It will help Surrey Police better understand what it needs to be doing both to keep women safe and to keep women feeling safe in Guildford, Cranleigh and our Villages.”

If you have been the victim of crime, please contact via:

• Website https://www.surrey.police.uk/
• Online https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/
• Calling 101

Support services are available, whether the police have been contacted or not. Details on helplines can be found here: https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/support-helplines/

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test 2 Responses to Police Launch Survey to Find How Safe Women Feel in the County

  1. Jim Allen Reply

    April 15, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Again another biased “Woke” survey – why not “how safe one armed pensioners feel” or “children under four”?

    Time we stopped all this PC segregation nonsense and returned to “How safe is the county for all residents!”

    It might show up that teenage boys are the ones who feel they are most in danger and “feel unsafe”. The cost would be the same but far more useful allocation of resources

    This smacks of the senior accountant who wanted each individual paper clip “cost-code allocated” when a 1,000 cost two quid.

  2. M Durant Reply

    April 20, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    I think the survey is a good idea, it’s very helpful. Thank you to The Guildford Dragon NEWS for posting in.

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