Public Safety, Victimization, and Perceptions of the Police in 8 RCMP Jurisdictions in British Columbia

This report presents the results of a public safety survey conducted by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University College of the Fraser Valley in eight RCMP Detachment jurisdictions. The purpose of the survey was to describe residents’ feelings about their own personal safety and the nature and extent of victimization in the past 12 months. The survey, which was conducted in October of 2006, also sought to determine residents’ level of satisfaction with their local RCMP. The survey involved mailing a questionnaire randomly selected residents in the designated jurisdictions. In total, the survey had a 47% response rate. Some highlights of the survey findings are:


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