Public perception of the role of the police in Great Britain 2014

Which of the following should be the most important part of the police's role?

by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 1, 2014
Public perception of the role of the police in Great Britain 2014 This statistic represents public perception of the role of the police in Great Britain in 2014. Preventing crime was, perhaps predictably, the most common answer. Keeping vulnerable people safe was only seen by 7 percent of respondents as being top priority.
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Which of the following should be the most important part of the police's role?

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Share of respondents
Preventing crime34%
Helping those in immediate danger27%
Investigating offences and catching criminals25%
Keeping vulnerable people safe7%
Responding to public disorder3%
Don't know/none of these4%
Share of respondents
Preventing crime34%
Helping those in immediate danger27%
Investigating offences and catching criminals25%
Keeping vulnerable people safe7%
Responding to public disorder3%
Don't know/none of these4%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 1, 2014
This statistic represents public perception of the role of the police in Great Britain in 2014. Preventing crime was, perhaps predictably, the most common answer. Keeping vulnerable people safe was only seen by 7 percent of respondents as being top priority.
Show more
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