This fact sheet uses data from a survey of Bakersville, Beech Street, and Gossler Park residents in Manchester, New Hampshire, to draw attention to the current state of connectedness, trust, and perceptions of the local environment in these three neighborhoods. Author Justin Young finds that residents of these neighborhoods report that they generally feel safe during the day, that they are comfortable reporting crimes to the police, and that they are hopeful that if a child was hurt or scared, there would be a trustworthy adult nearby to help. Only about half of respondents in these neighborhoods felt there was anything they could do to prevent crime. A majority in all neighborhoods feel that residents help each other out, especially in the Bakersville neighborhood.
Regional Fact Sheet No.10
Durham, N.H. : Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire
Young, Justin R., "Social Connections, Safety, and Local Environment in Three Manchester, New Hampshire, Neighborhoods Survey of Residents’ Perceptions" (2014). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. Paper 225.
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