Public attitudes to asset recovery and awareness of the Community Cashback Scheme: results from an opinion poll

Document type
Survey
Author(s)
Gottschalk, Eva
Publisher
Home Office
Date of publication
1 September 2010
Subject(s)
Criminal Justice Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

Download (971KB )

This paper presents the results of a survey regarding public attitudes towards and awareness of asset recovery. Awareness of asset recovery was generally low; around a third of respondents had never heard about asset recovery. However, 22 per cent said they knew a great deal/fair amount about it. Respondents’ views of asset recovery were mostly positive with 87 per cent of respondents supporting the use of asset recovery powers. Even if respondents had only learned about asset recovery during the interview, 81 per cent said they supported it. Just over half of respondents (53%) thought that asset recovery was effective in reducing and preventing crime. One-fifth (20%) of the respondents knew about the Community Cashback Scheme, and 21 per cent of them said it improved their opinion of the local police.

Related to Home Office

Growing up digital: a report of the growing up digital taskforce

This short report discusses child safety on the internet, and introduces a digital taskforce in order to help tackle the problem.With a mismatch of knowledge, fears and expectations between parents

Young carers: the support provided to young carers in england

This lightning review suggests local authorities are failing to care for a substantial number of young carers. Many of the approximately 130,000 children who are missing out on support are likely to

Growing up north: time to leave the north-south divide behind

Growing up North is a year-long project by the Children's Commissioner for England that will put children at the heart of discussions about Northern regeneration.This factsheet provides an introduction

Research outputs: developing a crime severity score for England and Wales using data on crimes recorded by the police

The Office for National Statistics has been working on developing a measure designed to capture the severity of crimes recorded by the police.This article describes the methods behind the proposed

More items related to this publisher