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Public safety survey shows Indy residents feel less safe than people in other cities

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The first of several public safety meetings was held Thursday night in Indianapolis.

The goal of the meetings is to share information and research about public safety with the community. This comes after the city launched an online survey in early July asking for help to determine the current state of public safety in Indianapolis.

The survey is a partnership with the NYU Criminal Justice Lab and Thursday’s meeting included some of the results.

“Basically about 62% of the residents said that they felt safe, nationally that number is usually around 73% so we would say that people feel less safe than people in other cities across the country,” said Katy Brodsky Falco, who leads the criminal justice lab. “There’s also a racial divide that Black and Latino residents feel less safe than their white counterparts.”

The public safety survey is available until Aug. 31.