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Project: Crime victimization and safety survey

Surveys where the public is asked about exposure to crime, insecurity and trust in the police are important in the local crime prevention and safety-creating work.

Project information

Project manager
Peter Lindström and Niklas Roth
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University and the Police Authority
Financier
Centre for Police Research and Development, the Police Authority and the police regions concerned
Timetable
Spring 2020–
Subject
Police Science, Police Work, Criminology (Department of Criminology and Police Work, Faculty of Social Sciences)

More about the project

The Centre for Police Research and Development (CPU) has entered into a research collaboration with the Police Authority on local safety surveys. The first survey was conducted in the spring of 2020 in the Stockholm police region.

Why local crime victimization and safety surveys?

  • Safety surveys are one form of dialogue between the residents and the police - people are given the opportunity to tell about the problems that exist in the area where they live.
  • Results from the surveys are used as a basis in producing a picture of the local situation and as a tool in the processes of collaboration agreements between the police and the municipality.
  • The surveys are used in the follow-up and evaluation of measures taken.

The research collaboration between the Centre for Police Research and Development (CPU) and the Police Authority is long-term and aims to strengthen the knowledge-based crime prevention and the safety-creating work.