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Mobility and Transport

Definition

The perceived risk of crime and passenger security in urban transport.

Parameter

Reported perception about crime-related security in the city transport system (including freight and public transport, public domain, bike lanes and roads for car traffic and other facilities such as car or bike parking).

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Data sources

Information needed

Possible specific sources

Costs*

Advice to fill data gaps and/ or improve data quality

Number of people in the survey for each set of questions

The number of surveyed people should be a known data.

L

-

Please note that this number can be different for the different questions.

Safety level at PT stops and onboard PT vehicles

This indicator is based on the collection of data by survey. It refers to the questions (all with possible answers: DK/NA, neutral, very safe, safe, unsafe, very unsafe):

  1. “Public transport (PT) - Do you feel unsafe because of potential physical attacks in the following situations?
  • waiting for PT at the stop or at the station during daytime
  • waiting for PT at the stop or at the station during nighttime
  • being on board PT during daytime
  • being on board PT during nighttime”.
  1. “Cars - Do you feel unsafe because of potential physical attacks in the following situations?
  • driving a car during daytime
  • driving a car at night

How much do you feel afraid of the situations that might happen?

  • Your car being stolen during the day
  • Your car being stolen at night
  • Your belongings being stolen from your car during the day
  • Your belongings being stolen from your car at night”.
  1. “Motorcycles - How much do you feel afraid of the following situations that might happen?
  • Your motorcycle/scooter being stolen during the day
  • Your motorcycle/scooter being stolen at night
  • Your belongings being stolen from your motorcycle/scooter during the day
  • Your belongings being stolen from your motorcycle/scooter at night

Do you feel unsafe because of potential physical attacks in the following situations?

  • driving a motorcycle/scooter during daytime
  • driving a motorcycle/scooter at night”.
  1. “Cycling - Do you feel unsafe because of potential physical attacks in city streets when doing the following?
  • riding a bike during daytime
  • riding a bike at night”.
  1. “Walking - Do you feel unsafe because of potential physical attacks in city streets when doing the following?
  • walking during daytime

walking at night”.

M/H

  • Unfortunately, there are no alternative sources of data at the EU or national level. Police data cannot express perceived security risks and suffer from a lack of common definitions, data collection methodologies and often lack transparency and disaggregation data on specific user groups.
  • It could be checked whether other surveys which provide the necessary information have been conducted at urban area/local level. Also, investigate whether national institutes of statistics conducted surveys on the subject.
  • It should be evaluated the possibility to develop a local telephone survey to gather the information. If this will not be possible, e.g. unavailability of the necessary resources, take into consideration the possibility to develop an online survey. It would be better to have the data from an online survey instead of not at all, esp. as this is a non-core indicator.

Safety level when driving a car

Security level when a car is parked

Security level when a motorcycle is parked

Safety level when driving a motorcycle

Safety level when riding a bike

Safety level when walking

* The column “Costs” provides a qualitative assessment of the budget (staff costs, time, costs for data acquisition, etc.) needed by a city/ urban area for gathering new quantitative data in absence of already available values. For each parameter, the assessment takes into account both the administrative costs and the costs related to searching, acquisition and processing of the needed data; these can be high (“H”), medium (“M”) or low (“L”), or a combination of a pair of them.

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