What are we measuring?
This performance measure tracks the percentage of residents who say they feel safe in their community as estimated through a survey conducted in partnership with the A. L. Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research in which Fulton County residents were asked "How safe do you feel in your community? Do you feel very safe, somewhat safe, somewhat unsafe or very unsafe?" Respondents who answered "very safe" or "somewhat safe" were counted as feeling safe. The first survey was conducted between August and October of 2016 and a second survey was conducted in the fall of 2017. The most recent survey was conducted in the fall of 2018.
Why are we measuring it?
People who feel safe in their communities are more likely to participate in community activities and to allow their children to participate as well.
How are we doing?
The results of the most recent survey show that approximately 83% of residents feel at least somewhat safe in their community. This fell in between but within the margin of error of the two previous surveys.