Date: Friday, October 23, 2020

Victoria, BC – This week we look at our first VicPD generated measure; Perception of Crime. We’re taking a deeper dive into our interactive VicPD Community Dashboard as part of our Open VicPD efforts to be as transparent and accountable as possible. Perception of Crime is one of the questions on our 2020 Community Survey. We released the results of our survey earlier this week. We’ve updated our VicPD Dashboard with the latest numbers from our 2020 Community Survey. We’ll continue to update the VicPD Community dashboard with the latest data.

Esquimalt and Victoria residents’ Perceptions of Crime are one of fifteen measures on our Community Dashboard, which, along with our online quarterly reports, publications, and other information are part of Open VicPD, and are how we are telling the story of working towards our strategic vision of “A Safer Community Together.”

Perception of Crime – Community Dashboard

Measuring Esquimalt and Victoria residents’ Perceptions of Crime helps us determine how safe the citizens we serve feel.

Feeling safe in one’s community is an important aspect of overall quality of life. This Perception of Crime chart reflects the perception of safety among citizens in Victoria and Esquimalt as expressed through past VicPD Community Surveys. Specifically, it shows the percentage of respondents who indicated that crime in Victoria or Esquimalt (depending on residency) has increased, decreased or stayed the same during the last 5 years. VicPD Community Surveys were conducted in 2014, 2017 and most recently in 2020.

To interact with the below chart, you can filter by year on the right side by clicking once on the desired year. You can also click directly onto the chart and confirm the selection by clicking the green checkbox.


We Want to Hear From You!

As part of our goals to improve your understanding of how we work and what measures we’re using and why, we welcome your feedback. Please email us your questions and suggestions.

Up Next

Next week, we take a closer look at a measure generated by an ongoing VicPD Crime Prevention Program; VicPD Block Watch.

Each week we’re looking at one of our Open VicPD Community Dashboard measures in detail to help you understand what we’re measuring, why we’re measuring it and how we think it helps you track our progress towards achieving our goals.


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