% feel safe when outside in their local area after dark

Monitoring

This measure is delivered from our regular survey of Central Bedfordshire residents, last run in 2018.

It is to be expected that residents would feel safer when outside in the day than at night. The latest data shows that 72% of residents felt safe after dark which is lower than 2016. The main reasons given for feeling unsafe are:
- Groups of people
- Crime and Anti Social Behaviour
- Lack of police visibility
In response to this finding the Council is increasing its investment in front line community safety capacity.