The report looks at what factors were linked with people feeling safe in their local area.

People were more likely to feel safe if they:

  • were male
  • were in good health
  • had no disability or limiting long-standing illness
  • had no religion
  • lived in a rural area
  • were educated to degree level or above
  • were aged under 70
  • had medium or high life satisfaction
  • felt that they belong to the local area
  • lived in the safest communities (as measured by recorded levels of burglary, violent crime, theft, criminal damage, anti-social behaviour and fire)
  • agreed that the local area is free from graffiti and vandalism.


Who is most likely to feel safe in their local area?, April 2013 to March 2014
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