There's still time for people to complete an important community survey focusing on the safety of women and girls – and organisers are particularly keen to hear from young people aged between 16 and 25, and the over 65s.

The Safety of Women and Girls Survey, conducted by West Midlands Police and the Safer Wolverhampton Partnership, asks women and girls how safe they feel when they are out and about, and to share details of issues they may have either witnessed or experienced anywhere in Wolverhampton, along with locations that are of concern to them.

Feedback from the survey will be used to inform policing and community safety activity across Wolverhampton. All responses to the survey are anonymous, and not all questions are mandatory. To complete the survey, please visit The Wolverhampton Safety of Women & Girls Survey. The closing date for comments is Friday, 10 December, 2022.

Well over 1,000 people have already completed the survey, but there are currently fewer responses from young adults and older people than there are from other age groups. 

Superintendent Simon Inglis of Wolverhampton Police said: "This is a really important survey which will provide vital information to help the police and our partners to plan community safety activity across the city.

“We are delighted that well over 1,000 people have already made time to complete the survey for us, and we are very grateful to them all. 

"If you've not yet had your say, please take a few moments to do so because you will be helping us identify any concerns you may have, and take action to bring about any improvements which may be needed to ensure Wolverhampton continues to be a safe place in which to live, work and visit.

"We're particularly keen to hear from more people in the 16 to 25 age group, and anyone aged 65 or over, as the number of responses from these particular age groups is lower than others – because it is important that we want to get a complete picture of how people are feeling, no matter how young or old they are."

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "Any incident of violence or harassment against women and girls is obviously unacceptable and, while Wolverhampton is generally a safe place to be, like any big town or city, there will be issues here from time to time which could make women and girls feel unsafe.

"We would be grateful to everyone who feels able to share their thoughts and experiences via this survey, and to help inform our plans to keep our communities safe.”