Citizen satisfaction with {Feeling of Safety} In City Parks (Q22c) (1Q & 3Q)

Measure Description/Definition

Every quarter, the City of Olathe has survey company ETC Institute conduct a statistically valid satisfaction survey of randomly selected Olathe residents. Approximately 500 survey responses are collected each quarter, and this is well above the 300 responses approximately needed for statistical validity on a population the size of Olathe.

This is a question asked only during the 1st and 3rd quarters each year. This measure is based on citizen perception and not actual crime statistics. Citizen perception of safety is important as it is a leading concern when people think about quality of life in a community.

Target Determination

The target is 75% and is determined by historical data and continued collaboration with the Olathe Police Department.


Public perception of safety may be on the decline overall across the nation due to increased reporting of crime in the media. Safety perceptions are highly influenced by events taking place throughout the entire nation. Although Olathe saw a statistically insignificant decrease in satisfaction in Q3 2017, satisfaction remains near the target and has improved overall in comparison to 2016 ratings. 

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