The Sacramento Police Department, in partnership with Sacramento State University’s Institute for Social Research (ISR), is asking for residents’ feedback and recommendations on reducing violent crime, including gun violence.

An evidence-based process found that nearly 50% of violent crimes in Sacramento occur within 7 square miles of the 100-square-mile city. The 7 square miles include the following areas:

• Mack Road/Valley High area (South Area, District 5)

• Oak Park (East Area, District 6)

• Del Paso Heights (North Area, District 2)

Residents of these areas are invited to take this survey.

Open Feb. 25-March 27, the 14-question survey is anonymous and can be completed in a few minutes.

As part of its community outreach, SPD employees and community members are leaving informational door hangers in these areas containing a QR code for the survey.

“Community safety is a shared responsibility,” said Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester. “The input we receive from our residents from surveys such as this one is incredibly important in creating a better, safer environment for all our residents. With the assistance of Sac State’s Institute for Social Research, we are taking a focused, data-driven approach that ultimately will help to develop and guide the Sacramento Police Department’s future prevention and intervention efforts.”

Participants in the survey can choose to be entered into a raffle hosted by Sacramento State University to be one of five winners of a $50 gift card to Amazon.

The survey is part of SPD’s ongoing efforts to receive more community input and feedback. SPD in October held three listening sessions with residents of the three referenced areas regarding ways to address violent crime. A youth listening session is scheduled for March 4.

For questions about the survey or the upcoming youth listening session, please call 916-808-0866 or email