Over the next few weeks every household in the Borough will be asked to identify their top crime and anti-social behaviour priorities.
They will receive a Crime and Disorder magazine with a questionnaire inside it.
It will ask residents to tell the Safer Stockton Partnership (SSP) about the type of crime and anti-social behaviour they would most like the SSP to work together to reduce.
Chair of the Safer Stockton Partnership, Geoff Lee, said: “The Safer Stockton Partnership is continuing to work collaboratively to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour across Stockton Borough.
“We carry out this research every three years so our Community Safety Plan reflects residents’ views and opinions. In 2010 more than 5,200 people completed questionnaires and identified anti-social behaviour, alcohol related crime and violence as their priorities and these responses have guided the Partnership’s work over the last three years.
“Crime and anti-social behaviour has steadily reduced since the 2010 survey and we want to make sure this trend continues. It is really important that residents tell us what our priorities should be so we can focus our work to tackle the areas which most affect our communities.”
Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Safety, Councillor Steve Nelson, said: "Stockton continues to be the safest place in the Tees Valley and we remain committed to working with our partners to keep it that way.
"To help with this we really need residents to let us know how they would like us to focus our resources.
"By working with our communities we can work most effectively as a partnership to tackle the types of crime and anti-social behaviour which are of most concern to our residents so I would really like to encourage everyone to have their say."
Everyone who completes a questionnaire will be entered into a prize draw to win either an i-Pad mini or £100 shopping vouchers which have been donated by Tristar Homes.
The Partnership aims to improve community safety by reducing:
- Disorder and anti-social behaviour
- Fear of crime
- Fear of disorder and anti-social behaviour
- Levels of substance misuse
For further information about the work of the SSP or for further information about the questionnaire visit www.saferstockton.com or call (01642) 527616.