Proportion of population who feel safe walking alone after dark

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Headline data

Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Geographical Area: England and Wales

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)


1. Crime Survey estimates for the year ending March 2023 are not designated as National Statistics. Caution should be taken when using these data because of the potential impact of lower response rates on data quality. Estimates for the year ending March 2020, and all previous years, are designated as National Statistics.

2. From 2012 to 2013 onwards the question of feeling safe when walking alone after dark was only asked of a quarter of the sample. Questionnaire changes in 2012 to 2013 may mean that estimates prior to this date are not comparable with subsequent years due to potential order effects.

3. The question of feeling safe walking alone after dark was not asked in the 2016 to 2017 questionnaire.

4. Due to the suspension of the CSEW during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, data are not available for the year ending March 2021 and the year ending March 2022

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