Webinar: Cutting Crime Impact – Addressing Citizens' Feelings of Insecurity
Low levels of security incidents can coincide with feelings of insecurity. These feelings of insecurity are relevant, as they can impact everyday life. People that feel unsafe tend to isolate themselves, avoid common spaces and become consequently more unsafe. Authorities should tackle outbreaks that lead to feelings of insecurity regardless of the level of the incident.
Low levels of subjective security constitute a public problem because it can cause cities to decline. It is important to understand the grounds that make people feel unsafe and how different societal groups are affected by it. Otherwise, authorities won’t be able to employ adequate measures.
This webinar will introduce two instruments devised to check the perceptions of insecurity in different areas/groups: We will look at the Ministry of Interior of Catalonia, within the framework of the Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) Project, which has created the toolkit “Perception matters”. It is a practical guide to orientate practitioners, firstly in the detection of the grounds of insecurity outbreaks and, secondly, to provide adequate responses that can tackle problems. It is based on the principle that everything that makes people unsafe should be tackled, regardless of if it is a crime, incivilities or disorders.
The structure of the CPTED ‘Cloud of Dreams’ workshop will also be described. ‘Cloud of Dreams’ is thought to give a voice to both boys and girls in the Latin American and Caribbean Region regarding their environmental preferences, needs and possibilities for urban intervention. This allows the perceptions of the young population are taken into account in urban planning.
The webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CEST
Speakers: Dr Francesc Guillén Lasierra (Catalan Ministry of Interior) & Dr Macarena Rau (International CPTED Association)