Seattle University will begin surveying the public for the Seattle Police Department on Saturday, Oct. 15, to assist the SPD in making city neighborhoods more safe and secure.

The citywide 2016 Seattle Public Safety Survey solicits feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and work in Seattle. It can be accessed at, and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. The survey will close after Nov. 30.

The SPD uses survey data to develop microcommunity policing plans for tackling issues of concern brought up in Seattle neighborhoods. 

In Capitol Hill, the top-5 concerns for 2015 were a lack of mental health resources, car prowls, graffiti,littering/dumping/homeless encampments and parking issues.

First Hill residents surveyed identified littering/dumping, loitering, mental complaints, parking issues and pedestrian safety as their top concerns.