Using the National Security Indices at municipality level
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- Cuyper, R.H. de, Weijters, G., Vergouw, S.J., Jennissen, R.P.W.
- Place of publication:
- The Hague
- Year of publication:
- Cahiers 2015-09
This study aimed to investigate whether the national security indices (Nationale Veiligheidsindices, NVI) can also be constructed at municipality level. The NVI have previously been developed to measure changes in crime, public nuisance and experiences of unsafety at a national level. In order to test local safety policy, the Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG) had the wish to use the NVI at a local level. In this study, we investigated whether the NVI can be used at municipality level, and we discussed the main problems that arise when local indices are constructed. We used data from the municipalities of Amsterdam, Groningen and Bedum to highlight the possibilities of a regionalization.
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