The Harrisburg Citizen Survey and Precursor to Implementation of Community Policing
Group: City of Harrisburg, Bureau of Police
Telephone surveys were conducted from March to May 1999 with 700 completed interviews representing a 62% cooperation rate. 57% of respondents rated their neighborhoods as either "excellent" or "good" places to live; 10% rated it "poor." 71% stated their neighborhoods were about the same as last year (1998); 17% said it was a better place to live. 82% of city residents believe local neighbors are willing to work with police to solve neighborhood issues. Citizens were overwhelmingly (85%) in favor of the same police officers regularly patrolling their neighborhoods. A majority of citizens perceived local police officers as easy to contact (78%).
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