A new community survey conducted by Toronto police suggests confidence in city safety is declining and residents are more concerned about crime than in previous years.

According to the survey 66 per cent of those polled walked alone in their neighbourhoods after dark in 2006, which is down from 71 per cent in 2005.

Results also showed citizens were more concerted about crime in their neighbourhoods in 2006 than in previous years.

Sixty-eight per cent of those polled said that crime worried them compared to 66 percent from the year before.

Confidence in overall community safety was also on the decline showing a two per cent drop from the previous year's results.

The survey also asked people to identify what they thought was the most serious policing problem in their neighbourhoods.

Residents responded that young people were the most pressing issue.

Young people spoken to on Tuesday were upset that their age was a factor for residents.

"It doesn't really make a lot of sense to pit problems on a younger crowd," one youth told CTV News.

More than 9 out of 10 people surveyed said they were happy with Toronto police but would like to see more foot and bike patrols.

With a report from CTV's Desmond Brown