Community Safety Survey

On behalf of the Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force and facilitated by DCU in the Community, we have developed and implemented a Community Safety Survey in the electoral district of Ballymun C - Shangan, Coultry and Shanliss.

The objective of this research was to obtain the views of the residents of these areas regarding the positive and negative aspects of living there and to elicit opinions as to what was necessary to improve the quality of life in the locality. It also sought to collect information around people’s perceptions of crime, safety and well-being, and to establish the levels of community involvement among the participants.   Ballymun C was chosen because of the high level of general public order problems in this area.

This research will serve to support the implementation of the Integrated Offender Management Programme (IOMP), as the Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force intend to monitor the community’s response during the first 24 months of the programme in order to evaluate its effectiveness. The IOMP is a model that brings together criminal justice agencies, specialist services and community resources to intervene directly with people who are causing the most amount of crime in a community. The objective is to target those offenders who are at high risk of re-offending, who are causing significant levels of harm and disruption to their community and who are not co-operating with criminal justice agencies or relevant services.

The results of this survey have been published in a report entitled Community Safety in Ballymun. This report is part of the DCU in the Community research paper series and has been published in partnership with Innovate Ballymun.

Download the report, and its cover.