55% Of Students Feel Unsafe In Portsmouth
20 February 2015, 07:48
Capital's been told action is being taken to try and make students feel safer in Portsmouth.
More than half told a survey by the University's Student's Union they feel unsafe on the streets - 38% said they'd been a victim of crime but not reported it.
The survey, which 860 students responded to, also found a quarter have experienced violence and 10% a sex offence.
They've called for more foot patrols by police officers and for bike theft to be taken more seriously. 22% said they'd had one stolen.
The findings have been shown to Hampshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Hayes.
When contacted by Capital for a response, Mr Hayes said:
"I regulary meet with the Presidents of the four Hampshire universities and through this engagement I am able to learn what issues are of concern to them.
"There are actions from our last meeting that are now being taken forward. Through this regular dialogue and by working in partnership, it is hoped that both the fear of crime and crimes committed against students will improve."