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Gender Based Perception of Safety: An exploratory among Stockholm residents
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Könsbaserad upplevd trygghet : En undersökning bland Stockholms invånare (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

A city is considered to be safe when people can move freely, without being concerned about

being subjected to any crime. CPTED is a way to work with crime prevention in the society.

Although safety and security are two distinct concepts, they can interact with each other in the

work towards a more sustainable society.

This bachelor essay explores how the perception of safety, regarding common anxiety, is

distributed between men and women in Stockholm City. Furthermore, the perception of safety

within the female group is examined in terms of age. This has been conducted in the form of a

quantitative analysis, based on data from Stockholm’s safety survey in 2014. The results

showed that the perceived safety, in a general sense, is very low among the Stockholm

residents. In all but one of the cases, the proportion of women who claimed to be unsafe was

bigger than the proportion of men. Most women, who felt unsafe in the neighborhood or

transit environment, were between the ages of 25 and 44 years. The results were analyzed in a

more qualitative form, by an assessment of its reasonableness and feedback with relevant

theory that has been presented. This led to the conclusion that there are differences in people’s

perceived safety, which can be explained by its individual characteristics like gender and age.

Abstract [sv]

En stad anses vara trygg när människor kan röra sig fritt utan att vara rädda att utsättas för

brott av något slag. CPTED är ett sätt att jobba med brottsprevention i samhället. Trots att

trygghet och säkerhet är två säregna begrepp, kan de samverka med varandra vid arbetet mot

ett mer hållbart samhälle.

Denna kandidatuppsats undersöker huruvida människors upplevda trygghet, rörande

allmän oro, är fördelad mellan män och kvinnor i Stockholm. Vidare

undersöks också trygghetskänslan inom den kvinnliga könsgruppen, med avseende

på ålder. Denna undersökning har genomförts i form av en kvantitativ analys, vilken

baserades på data från Stockholms trygghetsmätning år 2014. Resultaten visade att

den upplevda tryggheten generellt sett var väldigt låg hos invånarna i Stockholm. Vid alla

utom ett av de undersökta fallen, var andelen kvinnor som uppgett sig vara otrygga

större än andelen män. De flesta kvinnor som kände sig otrygga i bostadsområdet

respektive transit miljön var mellan 25-44 år. Resultaten analyserades i form av en mer

kvalitativ karaktär, genom utförandet av en rimlighetsbedömning och återkoppling

till relevant teori om trygghet. Detta ledde till slutsatsen att det

finns skillnader i människors upplevda trygghet, som kan förklaras av dess

individuella egenskaper såsom kön och ålder.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 40
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-229948OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-229948DiVA, id: diva2:1215525
Subject / course
Urban Planning and Design
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Urban Management
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