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Citizen Survey: Commission and Calgary Police

citizen survey: The annual quantitative surveys done until last year had showed a decline in the perception among Calgarians that the city is a safe place to live, the commission says, according to CBC. Calgary police seen as less competent, fair and ethical in 2016 citizen survey The Calgary Police Commission wanted to dig deeper to find out what was driving the trend, so it commissioned a qualitative consultation instead of the annual survey, it said. The 2017 Citizen Consultation Research Report, based on online consultations conducted by Illumina Research Partners, gives a valuable snapshot of perspectives about safety and policing in our city, the commission said in a release on Friday. The online community consultation format allows participants to communicate in their own words how they feel about safety, crime, and the Calgary Police Service, and why they hold particular views, the final report says, while noting that the results are not statistically projectable to the population at large. More than 100 Calgarians from all eight police districts took part in the moderator-led online bulletin board discussions, which included in-depth probing of participants to understand different perspectives and why people feel or behave a certain way. According to the report, the participants' perception that Calgary is safe has eroded because of a perceived increase in crime, the economic downturn, changing demographics, media coverage and the growth of the city. ( As reported in the news.