LBVPP Community Survey Results

The Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan Community Survey was distributed in all parts of Long Beach to gather input from community members regarding safety and violence. The survey was distributed in English, Spanish, and Khmer in 2013. 445 community members completed the survey.

The survey revealed that although 74% of respondents in Long Beach feel they are safe or very safe in their own communities, only 20% feel safe in all parts of Long Beach. When asked how common child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, and sexual abuse were in their neighborhoods, 52% of respondents reported they were unsure.

According to the survey results, the most severe issues in the community were:

  1. Homelessness
  2. Alcohol and Drugs
  3. Speeding Cars
  4. Loitering
  5. Graffiti

The strategies that the community stated are currently working very well were:

  1. Sports
  2. After School Programs
  3. Summer Programs
  4. Police Presence
  5. Churches and Faith-Based Organizations

According to the community, the things that should be further developed were:

  1. Job Development
  2. Communication between Police and Community
  3. After School Programs
  4. Police Presence
  5. Neighborhood Watch
  6. Art and Music Programs

LBVPP Community Survey Results Citywide

LBVPP Community Survey Results North Long Beach