Date: Friday, July 7, 2023 

Victoria, BC –  VicPD is proud to release the results of our 2023 Community Survey. 

Drawn from the responses of 1,246 participants who live or work in Victoria and Esquimalt, the statistically significant 2023 VicPD Community Survey captures the impressions, concerns and opinions of the public we serve on topics ranging from crime severity to satisfaction. 

As in previous years, all the survey results and associated materials are posted on the OpenVicPD portal on our website at 

Our team will follow up the release of the 2023 VicPD Community Survey results with our #OpenVicPD Deep Dives series. Starting today, each Thursday we’ll take a deeper look at specific results, including looking at the survey methodology itself and 10-year trends in citizen impressions on whether crime has changed. We look forward to your questions! 

“The VicPD Community Survey helps us hear what Esquimalt and Victoria residents and businesses are thinking and feeling about their community, their sense of safety, and our work and understand how those perspectives change, year over year” Chief Constable Del Manak said. “Thank you to everyone who was able to participate. Taking the time to do the survey helps us respond to our communities’ needs and improve our service.” 

The 2023 Community Survey is part of our continued annual survey cycle, which allows us to better track trends and the needs of our community in alignment with our Strategic Plan.  We also display key community survey results in our VicPD Community Dashboard and our quarterly Community Safety Report Cards, all of which can be viewed at our OpenVicPD information hub. 

We always welcome your feedback and will be glad to receive any questions or comments you may have about our community survey by email at [email protected]. 


We are seeking qualified candidates for both police officer and civilian positions. Thinking about a career in public service? VicPD is an equal-opportunity employer. Join VicPD and help us make Victoria and Esquimalt a safer community together.