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posted Friday, October 30, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 44
Take the Seattle Public Safety Survey
Let your voice be heard!
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Take the Seattle Public Safety Survey
Let your voice be heard!

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Public safety has been discussed amongst the LGBTQ community in ways that it hasn't been in many years in 2015. Due to a rise in anti-bias or hate crimes this year, violence has prompted town hall meetings, LGBTQ service organization meetings, and LGBTQ SPD advisory council discussions about how to combat the problem.

The issue, however, is that no group of people, regardless of gender or race or sexual orientation or any other minority or majority qualifier enjoys 100% safety. And aside from police reports there is no real data that suggests who is being attacked, where and how and all of the other things that goes along with life in a growing city like Seattle.

What we do know is that parts of our community - Transgender to be certain - aren't always comfortable with reporting incidents to police. While work is being done to address this, the fact of the matter is crimes are happening to people and intimidation, assaults, and more, and yet we have no way of quantifying it.

But now there is a way for the voices of victims and non-victims alike to be heard. And it comes in the form of a Seattle University survey.

From officials:
Seattle University is administering the citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure.

The survey is accessible at http://publicsafetysurvey.org/ from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Please circulate this information to your friends, family, co-workers and community members and feel free to post the information on your social media. Public safety and security are community concerns.

Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey today! http://publicsafetysurvey.org/

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