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Community safety in Australian Indigenous communities: service providers’ perceptions

Posted on: 17 January, 2011
Issue: Vol 11 No 1, January 2011 – March 2011
Related to Alcohol use Illicit drug use Research Social issues

Willis M (2010)
Community safety in Australian Indigenous communities: service providers’ perceptions
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

This report details the development, implementation and findings of a survey capturing service provider perceptions of community safety in Australian Indigenous communities. The research informed the development of a survey questionnaire specifically for use in Indigenous communities. The research aims to place perceived community safety issues within the context of the positive steps already taken by Indigenous communities to address community safety, and to contribute to increasing the willingness of victims to report victimisation and seek help by gaining a greater understanding of under-reporting of victimisation. There were a total of 159 service provider respondents across NSW, the NT, Qld and WA, covering remote communities, small country towns and larger towns/cities in almost equal numbers. The perceived community strengths and positive features were interpersonal relationships and community connections.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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