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Posted By: September 26, 2017

The report said 73% of Catholics felt the PSNI is doing a good job, an increase on last year’s figure of 64%

Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Almost three-quarters (74%) of people think the PSNI is doing a good or fairly good job, according to the Policing Board’s latest ‘Perceptions of Police’ report.

This compares to a figure of 68% in April 2016. The increase was “statistically significant,” the report claimed.

 Some 76% of Protestants thought officers do a good job compared with 73% of Catholics, the latter an increase on last year’s figure of 64%.

Some 78% of those surveyed said they were satisfied the force treated people fairly. 85% of Protestants agreed with the statement compared with 73% of Catholics.

And 90% said they had confidence in the PSNI to provide an “ordinary day-to-day” service.

Only half of respondents said they were satisfied with the level of police patrols in their area.