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HPD 2016 Public Safety Perception Survey Results

In a continued effort to improve ourselves as well as the services we deliver, Hopkinsville Police Department conducted a survey asking for the community’s honest feedback. That survey ended on February 15, 2016 with just over 500 respondents, and I am happy to share the results with each of you. 

I would like to point out a couple of things that I believe are noteworthy. First, the findings in this short survey help reconfirm that Hopkinsville is becoming a safer place to live, work, and visit than ever before.  And that is due to the continued efforts of the men and women of the Police Department in conjunction with a supportive community that continues take part in helping make Hopkinsville the safest community possible.

Second, we appreciate learning which areas of concern Hopkinsville residents perceive as being the most pressing, such as noise/nuisance violations, traffic enforcement, juvenile crime, and drug-related offenses.  This information will help guide us as we strive to deploy our resources where they are needed most.

I want to again thank the men and women of the Hopkinsville Police Department as well as the citizens of Hopkinsville for what is proving to be a valuable partnership in making Hopkinsville safer. 

Clayton Sumner, Chief
Hopkinsville Police Dept.

Download Survey Results (PDF file)

Highlights from HPD Survey

We had a total of 509 submissions (429/84% online and 80/16% paper).

Highlights include:

  • 92% feel safe walking in their neighborhoods, 92% in downtown, 93% at community events, 94% while shopping
  • Only 1.5% reported being victim of violent crime in last year
  • 74% believe HP are impartial and treat individuals fairly when enforcing the law
  • 14% unsatisfied with response to property and violent crimes
  • 13% reported being victim of property crime in last year
  • Relatedly the highest rates of dissatisfaction came in these categories: nuisance/noise crimes (20.57%), traffic/speeding/road rage (18.35%), juvenile (17.54%), and drugs/narcotics (14.52%)(first attachment, page 3)