Security feeling in public spaces

In 2017, 81.4% of the population aged 15 and over in Belgium felt safe in public spaces. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be increased. However, the trend since 2002 is undetermined.

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Security feeling in public spaces - Belgium and international comparison

answers 'very safe' and 'safe'

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 200220042006200820102012201420162016//20022016//2010
Belgium76.276.578.880.481.080.778.781.40.50.1
Germany73.773.476.176.976.877.176.972.7-0.1-0.9
France68.572.873.174.873.173.172.374.90.60.4
Netherlands81.583.082.881.984.286.284.785.00.30.1
//: Average Growth Rates

Calculations FPB based on ESS (2018), Dataset European Social Survey, http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/ (consulted on 25/10/2018).

Security feeling in public spaces by sex - Belgium

answers 'very safe' and 'safe'

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 200220042006200820102012201420162016//20022016//2010
females68.767.269.372.372.572.769.671.00.2-0.3
males84.586.488.888.989.989.188.692.20.60.4
//: Average Growth Rates

Calculations FPB based on ESS (2018), Dataset European Social Survey, http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/ (consulted on 25/10/2018).

Security feeling in public spaces by income - Belgium

answers 'very safe' and 'safe'

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 20102012201420162016//2010
quintile 165.964.675.273.61.9
quintile 277.075.976.577.70.1
quintile 382.282.877.678.3-0.8
quintile 484.886.983.087.70.5
quintile 589.589.585.390.30.1
//: Average Growth Rates

Calculations FPB based on ESS (2018), Dataset European Social Survey, http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/ (consulted on 25/10/2018).

UN target: 16.1 - Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 16.1.4 - Proportion of population that feel safe walking alone around the area they live.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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