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					                                    Knife Crime
                                  Residents’ Survey
The Home Office definition of Knife Crime refers to incidents involving a knife or a sharp
instrument (any instrument capable of piercing the skin)

Section 1 – Experience of knife crime

   1. Have you ever been a victim of an incident involving a knife?

      Yes                          1
      No                             2            (now please go to Q6)
      Prefer not to say              3            (now please go to Q6)


   2. If you answered “yes”, thinking about the most recent incident, how long ago did
      this happen?

      Within the last 6 months           
      Within the last 6-12 months        
      More than 12 months ago            
      More than 2 years ago              
      Can’t Remember                     

   3. Did you report the incident to the police?

      Yes                                         (now please go to Q4)
      No                                          (now please go to Q5)
      Prefer not to say           


   4. If you answered “yes” to the previous question, were you satisfied or dissatisfied
      with the service the Police provided? (If you did not report the incident please go to
      Q5)
      (Please tick one box only)
      Completely satisfied                             
      Very satisfied                                   
      Fairly satisfied                                 
      Neither satisfied or dissatisfied                
      Fairly dissatisfied                              
      Very dissatisfied                                
      Completely dissatisfied                          

      (Now please go to Q6)

   5. If you answered no to Q3, why did you not report the incident?

      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      …………………………………………………………………………………....................
      .

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Section 2 – Carrying a knife

   6. Have you ever carried a knife?

      Yes                                      
      No                                                (now please go to Q9)
      Prefer not to say                                (now please go to Q9)

   7. What is your main reason for carrying a knife?
      (You may tick more than one box)

      Self Defence                       
      Previously been threatened         
      Because other people do            
      Encouraged to by family            
      Encouraged to by friends           
      Don’t feel safe in the area I live 
      Don’t know                         
      Other (please specify below)       
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………........................................................

   8. Would you continue to carry a knife if you were arrested and prosecuted for
      possession?

      Yes                                      
      No                                       
      Prefer not to say                        

   9. Do you know any people who carry a knife?

      Yes                                      
      No                                                (now please go to Q11)
      Prefer not to say                                (now please go to Q11)

   10. Why do you think those people carry a knife?
       (You may tick more than one box)

      Self defence                                                          
      Previously been threatened                                            
      Because other people do                                               
      Encouraged to by family                                               
      Encouraged to by friends                                              
      Don’t feel safe in the area where they live                           
      Don’t know                                                            
      Other (please specify below)                                          
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………………………………........................
      ...................……..........................................................................................................


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Section 3 – Perceptions of knife crime


   11. Do you think that knife crime is a problem in:

      (a) The UK
      Yes                                 
      No                                  
      Don’t know                          

      (b) Greater Manchester
      Yes                                 
      No                                  
      Don’t know                          

      (c) Your local area (The area within 15-20 minutes walking distance from your
      home)
      Yes                        
      No                         
      Don’t know                 


   12. Where do you get the majority of your information about knife crime?
       (You may tick more than one box)

      TV (national)                                         
      TV (local)                                            
      Radio                                                 
      Newspapers (national)                                 
      Newspapers (local)                                    
      Friends and Family                                    
      Internet                                              
      Local Police Officers                                 
      Other (please specify below)                          
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………..
      .......................................................................................................……………………

   13. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement “the media
       present an accurate picture of knife crime within the UK”?
       (Please tick one box only)

      Strongly agree                               
      Tend to agree                                
      Neither agree nor disagree                   
      Tend to disagree                             
      Strongly disagree                            
      Don’t know                                   



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   14. How worried are you about experiencing knife crime?
       (Please tick one box only)

      Very worried                       
      Fairly worried                     
      Not very worried                   
      Not at all worried                 
      Don’t know                         


   15. What more do you think the following could do to tackle the issue of knife-enabled
       crime?

      The Government:……………………………………………………………………........
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      …………………………………………………………………………..............................

      Greater Manchester Police:………………………………………………………...........
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ……………………………………………………………..............................……………

      Communities:.......…………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ……………………..............................……………………………………………………

      Other agencies:……………………….........……………………………………………..
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………
      ………………………………………………..............................…………………………


Section 4 - Personal details

The following questions are about you. They are entirely confidential and will be used to
help us monitor any differences in opinion between different groups of people.

Q16. What is your gender?

      Male          1            Female           2

Q17. What is your age?                Prefer not to say    1


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Q18. What is your ethnic group?

      Asian or Asian British                   Mixed
      Indian                      1           White and Black Caribbean9
      Pakistani                   2           White and Black African 10
      Bangladeshi                 3           White and Asian          11
      Other Asian background      4           Other mixed background 12

      Black or Black British                   White or White British
      Caribbean                   5           British                                    13
      African                     6           Irish                                      14
      Other Black background      7           Other White background                     15

      Chinese                     8           Other ethnic background 16
                                               (Please specify in the space below)

      Prefer not to say           17          ............................................................

Q19. The Disability Discrimination Act defines a person as having a disability if he
     or she, “has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and
     long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry our normal day to day
     activities”.

      Do you have such a disability?
      Yes         1            No      2     Prefer not to say               3

Q20. What is your religion or belief?
     None                         1           Jewish                                     5
     Christian                    2           Muslim                                     6
     Buddhist                     3           Sikh                                       7
     Hindu                        4           Any other religion                         8
                                               (Please specify in the space below)
      Prefer not to say           9           ............................................................

Q21. What is your sexual orientation?
     Bisexual                   1             Heterosexual                    3
     Gay / Lesbian              2             Prefer not to say               4




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