The Ministry of Justice (DoJ) today published a preliminary survey and statistics.
“Awareness of Paramilitary Organizations in Northern Ireland: Results from the Northern Ireland Life & Times Survey from 2017 to 2020”.
“Awareness of Paramilitary Organizations in Northern Ireland: Results from the Young Life & Times Survey from 2017 to 2020”.
These publications present important findings and compare the year-to-year reactions of representative sample views of both adults and adolescents in Northern Ireland on their perceptions and attitudes towards the influence and activities of Northern Ireland’s paramilitary organizations. To do. Information is presented in relation to a complete sample and categorized by demographics such as age, gender, religion, education and political identity. The main findings of these reports are shown below.
Survey and Statistics Bulletin: Awareness of Paramilitary Organizations in Northern Ireland
area: Over all years, the highest proportion of adults were found to live in “mixed” religious areas throughout Northern Ireland (41.5%, 45.7%, 42.6%, 45.4%), with more than half even Loyalists in their areas. He said he was not a Republican. The overwhelming majority of adults (96.4%, 95.9%, 93.3%, 95.8%) felt that they lived very or fairly safely in their area. A slightly lower percentage of young people felt that they lived very or fairly safely in their area (91.8%, 92.2%, 89.9%, 87.9%).
Solidarity: More than three-fifths of adults (65.7%, 70.5%, 63.7%, 63.5%) strongly agreed or agreed that there was a strong sense of community in their area. However, about three-quarters did not feel that they were influencing local decisions about their area (73.5%, 80.3%, 74.7%, 75.0%). About half of the young people strongly agreed or agreed (53.9%, 48.2%, 54.2%, 56.8%) that they had a strong sense of community in their area, but about 9 out of 10 decided to make a local decision. I felt it had no effect (88.9%, 88.3%, 90.5%, 88.1%).
Crime and Safety: Between 2017 (56.7%) and 2020 (63.7%), the overall number of adults who feel confident that people in their area are confident in reporting crime and antisocial behavior to PSNI. Increased has. From 2017 to 2019, nearly three-fifths (56.9%, 59.6%, 59.4%) strongly agreed or agreed that PSNI would keep their area safe, but by 2020 45.1%. Has decreased to. We are confident in reporting crime and antisocial behavior to PSNI (54.8%, 47.8%, 48.2%, 42.9%). The number of young people who feel that PSNI keeps their area safe is also declining (55.2%, 50.2%, 50.0%, 37.9%).
Crime level: About two-thirds of adults strongly agreed or agreed with low levels of crime, narcotics, and antisocial behavior in their area (64.2%, 61.8%, 62.0%, 67.4%). A few young people agreed or strongly agreed with this (62.9%, 58.4%, 54.6%, 58.7%).
- Law and judicial system: More than three-quarters of adult respondents agreed or strongly agreed that people in the area generally comply with the law (82.9%, 82.7%, 78.0%, 85.9%). However, a small percentage of respondents felt protected by law and the judicial system (62.9%, 65.0%, 62.6%, 62.7%). The proportion of young people in the region who generally feel that they are in compliance with the law has declined overall (72.6%, 70.4%, 67.2%, 65.9%). From 2017 (65.6%) to 2020 (50.1%), the number of young people who feel protected by law and the judicial system is declining.
Paramilitary impact: The number of adults who felt that paramilitaries contributed to crime, drug trafficking and antisocial behavior in the area was generally on the rise (22.0%, 18.2%, 25.3%, 26.5%). .. The rate of decline strongly agreed or agreed, but paramilitary organizations help keep their areas safe (5.4%, 4.8%, 6.4%, 2.9%). A fluctuating number of young people felt that paramilitary organizations contributed to crime, drug trafficking and antisocial behavior in their area (18.4%, 24.3%, 24.4%, 17.0%). A relatively consistent proportion of young people strongly agreed or agreed that paramilitary organizations would help keep their areas safe (7.3%, 6.1%, 5.8%, 6.2%).
Youth and crime: In three of the four years, about two-thirds of adults opposed or strongly opposed the high levels of crime, narcotics, and antisocial behavior among young people in the region (65.1%, 66.4%, 60.4%,). 66.0%). Since 2018, about half of young people have opposed or strongly opposed this statement (57.3%, 50.1%, 47.7%, 53.9%).
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