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Indicator 16.1.4 Proportion of population that feel safe walking alone around the area they live

Proportion of population who feel safe walking alone after dark

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Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Geographical Area: England and Wales

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

Footnote: 1. From 2012/13 onwards the question of feeling alone after the dark was only asked of a quarter of the sample. Questionnaire changes in 2012/13 may mean that estimates prior to this date are not comparable with subsequent years due to potential order effects. 2. The question of feeling safe walking alone after dark was not asked in the 2016/17 questionnaire. 3. Data for some ethnic groups are unavailable due to small sample sizes. 4. Data broken down by income is not available for 2018/19 because this information was not collected in the 18/19 questionnaire.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Proportion of population who feel safe walking alone after dark

Indicator description

Proportion of population who feel very or fairly safe walking alone after dark

Geographical coverage

England and Wales

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Definitions
Available disaggregations
Calculations
Other information

For details of the Crime Survey for England and Wales, see the user guide to crime statistics for England and Wales.

The year format refers to the two years covered by the data, from April of the first year to March of the following year. For example, 2018/19 covers the period of April 2018 to March 2019.

For further information on the quality of the estimates please refer to the source data which provides the unweighted base sizes of the samples.

The definition of disability used is consistent with the core definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010. A person is considered to have a disability if they have a long-standing illness, disability or impairment which causes difficulty with day-to-day activities.

Data by disability status are available from 2006/07, however this is based on detailed breakdowns and does not align to the core definition under the 2010 Equality Act. This data are available in the 2017/18 dataset and 2006/07 to 2016/17 dataset.

This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of population that feel safe walking alone around the area they live

Target name

Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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Source 1

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

1994

Geographical coverage

England and Wales

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Release date

17/07/2019

Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

National statistic

Contact details

crimestatistics@ons.gov.uk

Other information

Data acquired from the Crime Survey for England and Wales. This data is based on tables S37 to S39.

Source 2

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2017/18

Geographical coverage

England and Wales

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Release date

17/04/2019

Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

National statistic

Contact details

crimestatistics@ons.gov.uk

Other information