People in Ipswich want a safer and cleaner town - more from our Ipswich town survey

We asked readers to have their say on crime in Ipswich

We asked readers to have their say on crime in Ipswich - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

More than half of residents in Ipswich feel that crime in the town has increases - but could this be linked to a spate of high profile events locally, nationally and globally?

With around 50% of those who completed our comprehensive Ipswich town survey thinking that crime in the town has increased, and only 28% of people saying they feel safe or quite safe in Ipswich after dark, we asked the crime commissioner for his views.

Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk, said: “While I am not disputing the Star’s results, I do feel current events both in the town, and across the world may have impacted on the public confidence over the past weeks.”

See our download for more on crime and the fear of crime in Ipswich.

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