Green Bay Police Department shares survey results

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GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The Green Bay Police Department is sharing results of a community survey it took about how residents feel about the department and crime in the community.

The department performed the survey itself over two weeks in July.

Officials said they wanted to measure perceptions of safety, crime throughout the community and the confidence community members have on the department.

In regards to the confidence community members have on the department. police say about 79 percent of those who responded said they either strongly agreed, or at least agreed, that the Green Bay Police Department serves their needs.

And when it comes to the level of confidence, "Excellent" came in at 35 percent, "Good" 43 percent, "Fair" 15 percent, and "Poor" checked in at 5 percent.

As far as areas of concern when it comes to crime, 80 percent said drug use and drug dealing are the biggest major problems, followed by gang activity, theft, and domestic violence.

And finally, when people ranked the biggest minor problems, only 5 points separated the top 5: graffiti, neighborhood disputes, vandalism, disturbances like loud music, and nuisance properties.

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