Fixed partnered with the Urban Forum for Urban Safety to review global safety measurement practices and compile a comprehensive Urban Safety Monitor. This tool was designed to meet the safety measurement needs of projects, cities, regional and national governments in assessing baseline safety status and also progress in delivering safety. The monitor prompts measuring of crime, community and governance – a systemic approach to building a picture not only of safety and unsafety, but also of the apparatus that needs to be in place to build local safety.
UN-Habitat Safer Cities
European Forum for Urban Safety
In October 2020, UN-Habitat Madrid and UN-Habitat Safer Cities hosted an Expert Group Meeting to engage mayors, city officials, academics, UNODC and urban safety and security practitioners on the importance of an integrated, systemic Urban Safety Monitor (USM) safety evaluation and assessment tool. The development of the USM has a challenging scope; it must satisfy the needs not only of widely varying stakeholders and settings, but it must also be useful at neighbourhood, city, state, regional and global levels. This requires an interrogation of what these different stakeholders measure already, what data exist, how data are used, what data are credible and to whom, as well as where and why there are gaps and how to plug them.