Among the findings of a in Altadena by the is that the 150 residents who participated are more concerned about traffic than any one category of crime.
Survey takers were asked to chose from a list of crime and nuisance issues which problem in their neighborhood they would like fixed first-- more than 21 percent said traffic, more than any other single category.
Other popular selections were narcotics (16.9 percent), thefts (12 percent), transients (11.3 percent) and gangs (10.6 percent).
Deputies from the department went door to door last month to more than 300 households in three selected neighborhoods: two in West Altadena, off of Ventura Street, and one in East Altadena, off of New York Drive.
The full results of the survey can be viewed at right. Here are some of the highlights:
- Thefts were the biggest single crime concern residents had (38.7 percent)
- Traffic was the biggest nuisance concern, followed by transients, loud parties and junk cars.
- 83.1 percent of those surveyed said they were "satisfied" or '"very satisfied" with the Sheriff's Department
- 18.2 percent said their neighborhood is "unsafe" or "very unsafe" to walk in at night