Secu4All Panel: Monitoring Safety and Prevention in public spaces to achieve the Global Goals

Juma Assiago
Gian Guido Nobili
Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy)

The emerging challenges faced in communities and public spaces require new and improved prevention strategies and measures. This requires a clear vision of safety (including crime and delinquency), and a better understanding of the risks, threats, and protective factors as well as an understanding how to systematically measure and monitor progress. In order to facilitate the design of human-centred prevention measures, it is of particular importance to incorporate data that goes beyond crime statistics including citizen-informed data.

Efus, UN-Habitat, and the Expert Group on urban safety co-developed the Urban Safety Monitor (USM), a tool that uses a multisectoral approach. This encompasses highlighting the value and impact of local safety work; adapting indicators locally; supporting evidence-based data; and promoting the sharing of good practices through a peer-to-peer learning process.

The USM tool allows to concretely address the need to understand and diagnose the security challenges in communities and public spaces. This panel will bring together key international speakers including members of the Expert Group on urban safety to discuss the needs, challenges, and implementation of the USM tool to better increase safety in communities and public spaces. The panel will also include discussions on training and capacity building tools. Scaling up the monitoring of security at the local level contributes to SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG 10 - Reduced inequalities; SDG 5 - Gender equality; and SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

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Urban Safety international crime prevention Secu4All