The perceived risk of crime and passenger security in urban transport.
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).
Possible specific sources
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.
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):
“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”.
“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”.
“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”.
“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”.
“Walking - Do you feel unsafe because of potential physical attacks in city streets when doing the following?
walking during daytime
walking at night”.
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.