South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright wants women in the county to tell him how safe they feel.
New research from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights suggests that almost half of all women in Britain have experienced assault or sexual assault at some time in their life.
Now, Mr Wright wants to establish a local picture to help him direct funding towards preventing and addressing such crimes, as well as supporting victims.
He wants women to fill in a survey.
His Deputy, Tracey Cheetham, said: “It is a basic human right to feel safe when travelling to or from work, whilst shopping, on a night out, or in the park with the children, that is what the Commissioner and I want for women in South Yorkshire.
“It is important for women to be aware of safety issues, but fear should not stop them from enjoying normal day-to-day activities. I hope that as many women as possible will join in and help us to gather information about their experiences and if they do feel at risk, what they think will help to make them feel safer.”
Visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/JLRSVNQ to complete the survey.