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Table 4 Change in prevalence of neighbourhood problems

From: The SHARP study: a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the short-term outcomes of housing and neighbourhood renewal

Problem Percentage of households claiming this is a problem (either a minor or serious problem). In italics: % reporting serious problem % (n)
  Baseline Survey (Wave 1) Postal Survey (Wave 2) Percentage change (n)
Antisocial Behaviours
Vandalism/graffiti
63.6 (38.0% 127/332) 47.6 (10.2% 34/267) -16.0% Δ = -27.8 (t = 7.75;p < 0.0001)
Drug dealing/taking 61.8 (37.7%; 126/301) 50.8 (17.1%; 57/266) -11.0% Δ = -20.6; t = 5.45; p < 0.0001
Assaults or mugging 40.7 (17.7%; 59/317) 32.6 (5.4%; 18/267) -8.1% Δ = -8.1; t = 4.54; p < 0.0001
People drinking alcohol in public places 56.1 (33.2%; 111/328) 49.8 (12.3%; 41/269) -6.3% Δ = -20.9; t = 5.97; p < 0.0001
Burglaries 33.0 (9.6%; 31/318) 27.8 (2.1%; 7/266) -5.2% Δ = -5.2; t = 3.75; p = 0.0002
People hanging round 45.6 (31.7%; 106/333) 54.6 (15.3%; 51/271) +1.0% Δ = -16.4; t = 4.67; p < 0.0001
The people round here 31.3 (9.6%; 32/332) 30.9 (3.3%; 11/269) -0.4% Δ = -6.6; t = 3.06; p = 0.002
Domestic abuse 19.4 (3.6%; 12/263) 19.5 (2.7%; 9/256) +0.1% Δ = -0.9; t = 0.59; p = 0.56
Disturbance by children/youngsters 55.3 (23.1%; 77/333) 61.6 (12.9%; 43/271) +6.3% Δ = -10.2%; t = 3.21; p = 0.001
Nuisance from dogs 40.3 (17.1%; 57/330) 49.6 (14.4%; 48/272) +9.3% Δ = -2.7%; t = 0.90; p = 0.37
Environmental Aspects & Services    
General appearance of area 51.8 (24.3%; 81/332) 30.8 (4.2%; 14/273) -21.0% Δ = -21%; t = 6.85; p < 0.0001
Uneven/dangerous pavements 50.3 (21.6; 72/332) 36.1 (9.6%; 32/269) -14.2% Δ = 12%; t = 3.97; p = 0.0001
Level of police presence/response speed 60.5 (36.8; 123/299) 49.4 (15.6%; 52/267) -11.1% Δ = -11.1%; t = 5.69; p < 0.0001
Adequate street lighting 22.1 (6%; 20/331) 15.1 (3.6%; 12/272) -7.0% Δ = -7%; t = 2.18; p = 0.03
Reputation of area 52.3 (29.3%; 98/331) 43.2 (12.3%; 41/271) -9.1% Δ = -17%; t = 5.04; p < 0.0001
Litter and rubbish 60.1 (26.9%; 90/333) 53.6 (9.9%; 33/272) -6.5% Δ = -17%; t = 5.28; p < 0.0001
Air quality/pollution 29.1 (9.3%; 31/327) 23.5 (3.6%; 12/272) -5.6% Δ = -5.6%; t = 2.78; p = 0.006
Public transport services 35.6 (16.8%; 56/320) 31.4 (10.5%; 35/271) -4.2% Δ = -4.2%; t = 2.21; p = 0.03
Security levels of houses, closes, courts and gardens 40.3 19.2% (64/330) 37.1 7.2% (24/267) -3.2% Δ = -12%; t = 4.22; p < 0.0001
Facilities for children/young people 86.7 (63.5%; 212/309) 84.3 (41.9%; 140/267) -2.4% Δ = -2.4%; t = 5.18; p < 0.0001
Speeding traffic/amount of traffic 60.7 (30.8%; 103/333) 60.4 (13.8%; 46/270) -0.3% Δ = -17%; t = 4.92; p < 0.0001
Safe children's play areas 65.4 (42.2%; 141/315) 65.1 (27.5%; 92/269) -0.3% Δ = -14.7%; t = 3.7; p = 0.0002
Noise e.g. factories, traffic, shouting 40.2 (12.9%; 43/333) 46.7 (9.6%; 32/272) +6.5% Δ = -3.3%; t = 1.27; p = 0.21
  1. Variation in totals is largely due to errors in completion of the postal questionnaire