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A new report has revealed a sharp decline in confidence in the police among black and ethnic minority communities (BME) in Nottinghamshire.The county's Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping commissioned the report as one of his top priorities after being elected to office.
A team led by Professor Cecile Wright surveyed 550 BME residents in Nottinghamshire. 50% said they were satisfied with how police dealt with crime.
It contrasts with the county force's own survey last year which found a satisfaction rate of 83%.
The new report also found 30% of respondents felt the service from the police was "poor" or "very poor".
Nottinghamshire Police have released their finding from a survey they carried out into ethnic relations with the force.
It was ordered by the new Police Commissioner Paddy Tipping who said he wants to provide and fair and equal policing service.
A survey of Nottinghamshire’s black and ethnic communities has found they were more than twice as likely to be victims of crime than the national average.
The County’s Police Commissioner Paddy Tipping ordered the research so he could provide and fair and equal policing service. The findings show:
- The older age groups were 30% more likely to be victims of crime (over 35) than the younger age groups (under 25)
- Males had been victims of crime at a higher rate (58%) than females (40%) and more likely to be repeat victims of crime
- 47.5% of crime victims who reported it to the police rated how the police dealt with it as either "poor " or "very poor"
- Almost a half of respondents (48.5%) would not consider working for the police and 18.5% would consider it
A report has found black and Asian people in Nottinghamshire are twice as likely to be a victim of crime than the national average.
The county's Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping, launched the review into the relationship between ethnic minorities and the police when he was elected last year.