Victims of burglary or assault

In 2016, 20.3% of the population aged 15 and over in Belgium reported that they or a member of their family had been the victim of a burglary or assault in the last five years. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease.

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Victims of burglary or assault - Belgium and international comparison

persons who answered yes to the question

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 200220042006200820102012201420162016//20022016//2010
Belgium26.925.625.723.822.421.523.120.3-2.0-1.6
Germany8.710.79.69.29.211.311.412.72.75.6
France28.528.426.125.321.821.823.222.4-1.70.5
Netherlands20.719.519.220.118.418.320.015.8-1.9-2.5
//: Average Growth Rates

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

Victims of burglary or assault by income - Belgium

persons who answered yes to the question

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 20102012201420162016//2010
quintile 121.020.725.315.9-4.6
quintile 221.816.821.519.0-2.3
quintile 321.120.920.821.70.5
quintile 421.825.124.619.0-2.3
quintile 525.026.426.327.71.7
//: Average Growth Rates

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

Definition: the victims of burglary or assault corresponds to the share of respondents to the European Social Survey (ESS) that answered ‘yes’ to the following question: “Have you or a member of your household been the victim of a burglary or assault in the last 5 years?”. This question was asked in each of the eight biennial ESS surveys. The FPB calculates the indicator using the ESS data. Since these data are based on surveys, a margin of uncertainty must be taken into account. The confidence intervals calculated for this indicator are provided in Annex 1 to the report Indicators complementary to GDP.

Goal: the share of respondents who have themselves or a family member been the victim of a burglary of assault must decrease.

The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs adopted by the UN in 2015 include target 16.1: “Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere”.

International comparison: the indicator is slightly lower in Belgium (20.3%) than in France (22.4%) in 2016, but significantly higher than in the Netherlands (15.8%) and Germany (12.7%). However, it decreases faster in Belgium than in the Netherlands and France, and it increases in Germany.

UN indicator: the selected indicator is related to target 16.1.1 - Number of victims of intentional homicide per 100,000 population, by sex and age.

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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