Feeling of security

This indicator provides information on the feeling of security, in other words not feeling threatened by physical violence or crime in everyday life in Switzerland.

From an integration perspective, an increase in the percentage of people feeling safe indicates an improved situation.


This indicator is based on the answer to the following question:

"To what extent do you personally feel threatened by crime or physical violence?" 0 means "not at all threatened" and 10 "very threatened".

This indicator shows the percentage of the resident population that indicated codes 0 to 2.

A feeling of insecurity is defined as a feeling of being unsafe when travelling or at work and a fear of being a victim of an attack or act of physical violence.


Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
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