Results
"Proportion who feel DRUG USAGE is a problem" "Proportion who feel DRUG USAGE is not a problem" "Proportion who feel DRUG DEALING is a problem" "Proportion who feel DRUG DEALING is not a problem" "Proportion who feel DISCARDED NEEDLES or SYRINGES in neighbourhood is a problem" "Proportion who feel DISCARDED NEEDLES or SYRINGES in neighbourhood is not a problem" "Proportion who feel DRUNKENNESS is a problem" "Proportion who feel DRUNKENNESS is not a problem" "Proportion who feel DRUG USAGE has increased" "Proportion who feel DRUG USAGE has decreased" "Proportion who feel DRUG DEALING has increased" "Proportion who feel DRUG DEALING has decreased" "Proportion who feel DISCARDED NEEDLES or SYRINGES in neighbourhood has increased" "Proportion who feel DISCARDED NEEDLES or SYRINGES in neighbourhood has decreased" "Proportion who feel DRUNKENNESS has increased" "Proportion who feel DRUNKENNESS has decreased"

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Title Anti-Social Behaviour & Liveability Survey 2006/2009: Drugs and alcohol
Description Responses to the question which asks if drugs/alcohol related issues are a problem. If they are a problem, respondents have been asked if an issues has got better or worse in the last 12 months.
Methodology Telephone survey. All responses are weighted. Respondents who have not answered a particular question are excluded from the analysis. Problem = very or fairly big problem, Not a problem = not a big problem or not at all a problem. Only respondents who have stated that a drug/alcohol related concern is a 'very or fairly big problem' have responded to the question which asks if the problem has increased/decreased in the last 12 months.
Period Start 2006/09
Period End 2009/09
Frequency 6 Monthly
Smallest Geographical Unit Police Neighbourhood
Largest Geographical Unit LA
Original Source Sandwell Research
Copyright N/A
Data Source Owner Chris Wright
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Headline Summary
Headline Summary The 2009 survey found that there has been a considerable increase in the proportion of respondents who feel that drug and alcohol issues are a problem compared with the first survey in 2006. However, those people who expressed concern were less likely than in the previous survey to believe these problems were increasing.
* Residents in Smethwick and Oldbury in particular, feel that drug issues are a problem in their town, whilst people in both Smethwick and West Bromwich are more likely to cite people being drunk or rowdy as a problem.
Further information on perceptions of ASB is available in a briefing note.