According to survey results, people’s perceptions of safety in the Waikato region in 2016 were significantly lower than in 2006.
This indicator is the percentage of people in the Waikato region who feel fairly or very safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark, using results from the Quality of Life survey.
People’s perceptions of safety impact on their health and wellbeing as well as that of their family and the wider community. If people feel unsafe, they are less likely to talk to their neighbours, use public transport, cycle or walk, go out in the evening, use public amenities and/or generally participate in their communities.
Perceptions of safety
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DATA SOURCE AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION
This indicator is the percentage of adults who feel safe walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark. Results are from the Quality of Life Survey(external link).
Update details: Waikato regional results are available for 2006 and 2016.
Customised data request requirements: Quality of Life data.
DATA AVAILABILITY – OTHER THAN WAIKATO REGION:
Territorial Authority (TA) disaggregation: Yes
Other regions: Yes
New Zealand: No (but a seven cities average is available)
Other countries/ Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): No