Orange County launched the new community survey to find out what residents’ perceptions of violence are.

The Orange County Citizen Safety Task Force is leading the investigation, which was first conducted in 2021.

“This updated survey is designed to hear again from residents about ways to address violence and violent crime in 2023. The results will help guide the task force as it seeks to develop more solutions to address to the growing public safety needs of the community,” read a statement. statement sent by county advising of availability.

The 2023 survey is available at and is offered in English, Spanish and Creole.

According to local officials, as a result of the 2021 survey, the Orange County government awarded more than $14.3 million to local nonprofits this fiscal year to provide essential services to residents. residents.

Data from the first 2021 Community Crime Survey includes data on how Orange County residents felt about gun violence. 1,044 participants indicated they wanted to increase prevention and 1,203 wanted to expand mentoring to prevent gun crime and reduce community violence.

The results of the 2021 Community Crime Survey are available at

The next scheduled Citizen Safety Task Force meeting will be April 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Orlando Magic Gym at Barnett Park Recreation Center.

The Citizen Safety Task Force is made up of members representing a variety of backgrounds to help identify solutions to community issues.

Participants include young adults, youth mentors, faith leaders, behavioral health professionals, community advocates, law enforcement, education and prevention professionals, and service organizations .

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