Brief summary of findings:
- Throughout the 2007, 2008 and 2009 calendar years Victorians reported feeling safe in their neighbourhood during the day, but reported feeling less safe at night.
- In relation to public transport the majority of people felt ‘safe’ on public transport during the day. However, people reported feeling less safe travelling on public transport at night.
- People surveyed reported feeling that their chances of personally being a victim of crime had ‘increased a lot’ in the last few years.
- 70%-80% of the 5000 respondents said that sentences are too lenient.