Survey: 98% of Residents Feel Safe Living in Dublin

Nearly nine out of ten feel “very safe.” Few feel unsafe.

(Dublin, OH) A survey conducted in May 2016 found that 98% of residents feel safe living in Dublin. 86% reported feeling very safe, and 12 % said they feel somewhat safe.

Other findings include:

  • 97% are satisfied with the school resource officer program
  • 97% are satisfied with the department’s readiness to deal with major crimes and emergencies
  • 96% are satisfied with drug prevention education
  • 95% are satisfied with vacation house watch program

“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our residents,” says Chief Heinz von Eckartsberg. “We are unbelievably proud that 98% of Dubliners feel safe living here. That is a direct result of the department’s dedication, professionalism and training.”

According to the survey results, the most important issue or concern is resolving major crimes and emergencies. The second most important issue is reducing property crimes.

“We added a specialized unit in 2014 to address these concerns,” Chief von Eckartsberg says. “The Community Impact Unit focuses on property crimes, traffic crash reduction and neighborhood complaints. We will continue to dedicate extra time and resources to solving and preventing these types of crimes.”

An independent research firm conducted the survey. Postcards were sent to 6,000 randomly-selected households. The Police and Safety survey is conducted every three years to provide the Dublin Police Department with important information as it establishes its goals and priorities.


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