Salem is considered to be a fairly safe community. That is according to the latest result of the fourth Our Salem survey question.
More than 145 people responded to the multiple-choice question: “How safe is the Salem community?” More than half of respondents chose “very safe” or “mostly safe.” Another 28 percent answered with “somewhat safe.” Less than 20 percent of the respondents indicated that Salem was “unsafe.”
The City is asking the community questions online every two weeks as part of the Our Salem project to update the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan. As part of the first phase of the project, the City is working with a consultant team to understand the current state of the city and how Salem could grow in the future. Safety in the community will be evaluated in this effort. The online survey sought to better understand the community's perception of safety in Salem today.
To learn more about the Our Salem project and answer the latest survey question, visit the project website.