Security feeling in public spaces

In 2014, 78.7% 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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TREND ASSESSMENT: Security feeling in public spaces - Belgium

answers 'very safe' and 'safe'

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 2002200420062008201020122014
observations76.276.578.880.481.080.778.7

Calculations FPB based on ESS (2017), Dataset European Social Survey, http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/ (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Security feeling in public spaces

answers 'very safe' and 'safe'

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 20022004200620082010201220142014//20022014//2008
Belgium76.276.578.880.481.080.778.70.3-0.4
Germany73.773.476.176.976.877.176.90.40.0
France68.572.873.174.873.173.172.30.5-0.6
Netherlands81.583.082.881.984.286.284.70.30.6
//: average growth rates

Calculations FPB based on ESS (2017), Dataset European Social Survey, http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/ (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Security feeling in public spaces by sex - Belgium

answers 'very safe' and 'safe'

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 20022004200620082010201220142014//20022014//2008
females68.767.269.372.372.572.769.60.1-0.6
males84.586.488.888.989.989.188.60.4-0.1
//: average growth rates

Calculations FPB based on ESS (2017), Dataset European Social Survey, http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/ (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Security feeling in public spaces by income - Belgium

answers 'very safe' and 'safe'

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 2010201220142014//2010
quintile 165.964.675.23.4
quintile 277.075.976.5-0.1
quintile 382.282.877.6-1.4
quintile 484.886.983.0-0.5
quintile 589.589.585.3-1.2
//: average growth rates

Calculations FPB based on ESS (2017), Dataset European Social Survey, http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/ (consulted on 08/11/2017).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Security feeling in public space, percentage of population aged 15 years and over

Definition: the security feeling in public space is measured through a survey, in this case the European Social Survey (ESS). It is estimated as the share of the population that answered 'very safe' or 'safe' to the question: 'How safe do you – or would you - feel walking alone in your neighbourhood after dark?'.

Objective: to be consistent with Target 16.1, this indicator should increase.

UN Target 16.1: Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

UNSTAT Indicator 16.1.4: Proportion of population that feel safe walking alone around the area they live