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Feeling Safe and Secure

People in Lincoln report feeling safe

The Lincoln Police Department, through a contract with Gallup, surveys all individuals who have contact with city police officers.

  • In the past decade, 75-85% of respondents have indicated that they feel safe and secure either always or most of the time.
  • Of that group, there has been a steady increase in the percentage of individuals who say they always feel safe and secure (from 39% in 2009 to 50% in 2018).

The high percentage of feelings of safety and security among this population are particularly notable since the group includes individuals who have had contact with the police department as the result of victimization.