November 8, 2013

CADRES – Vincentians showing increasing concern about crime

Vincentians are increasingly concerned about employment and crime.

A CADRES poll conducted here last month indicated that among the approximately 1,000 people surveyed, 37 per cent said they were most concerned about the issue of Jobs and Employment.{{more}}

This figure is up 13 per cent from 2010, when a similar survey revealed that this issue was the major concern for 24 per cent of Vincentians.

Also of concern to Vincentians is Crime, with the second largest group, 19 per cent, indicating that this is the issue that they are most concerned about. In 2010, according to CADRES, only 10 per cent of Vincentians were most concerned about Crime.

The Economy (18%) and Cost of Living (14%) were the other issues which most concerned those persons surveyed. In 2010, those issues were given as the issue they were most concerned about by 19 per cent (Cost of Living) and 13 per cent (The Economy) of those surveyed.

The poll was conducted through face to face interviews in the 13 constituencies on mainland St Vincent.

CADRES noted that it has detected a similar preoccupation with issues of an economic nature in their surveys around the region.