Hamilton Central City Safety Perceptions Survey 2018

Closed 12 Aug 2018

Opened 16 Jul 2018

Feedback updated 4 Sep 2019

We asked

We have asked for community feedback annually on the perceptions of day and night-time safety within the CBD for 5 years now to monitor progress on the Central City Safety Strategy.  515 responses to the community survey were received, with results for the 2018/19 year indicating an improved perception of safety which is supported by indicative police data showing a reduction of crime in the central city.

You said

Although the perception survey results indicate that people are feeling safer than last year in the CBD at night, it is acknowledged that there are still improvements needed to meet people’s aspirations of a safe CBD.  Comments received highlight the need for continual work around upgrading lighting, which will occur this year, as well as addressing the culture of alcohol consumption and anti-social behaviour.

We did

Council produces an annual Action List outlining the work occurring across the organisation to support the ongoing implementation of the Strategy. 


Taking safety in the central city seriously and responding to public concerns about feeling unsafe are the drivers for the Central City Safety Strategy which was adopted by the Council in February 2018.

Since 2014, each year a survey to understand people’s perceptions around the safety of the central city along with particular issues and concerns is conducted.  This survey is currently open until 12 August 2018, which will feed into the annual scorecard presented to the Council in the coming months.

The Council is keen to hear from both individuals who are regular visitors to the central city as well as understanding the potential reasons behind people not visiting the central city.  This survey will take approximately five minutes.

Thank you in advance for your time and input.