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Standardization for urban and situationalcrime prevention

Research project

Short description

The situation in which a presumptive criminal chooses to commit a crime is always place-bound. In 2018, 28% of Swedes stated "that they feel very or quite insecure" when they go out alone late in the evening in their own residential area. In a smaller European study, 88% responded that safety was the most important factor in choosing a residential area. The study assumes that every place in the public environment is a patchwork that is owned, managed and secured by several parties. Clear principles for coordination, role distribution, responsibility and competence of individual actors, aggregation of competence and continuity can be created by a standard. The study aims to show whether actors in the area see standardization as relevant for creating general, reusable, commercial solutions that can contribute to greater coordination etc.