Personal physical insecurity

Other Names:
Fear of violence
Anxiety about personal safety
Increasing sense of personal vulnerability

Many people live with an unremitting sense of fear for their personal safety. Many communities are pervaded by a feeling of physical insecurity. An environment of uncertainty leads to a heightened sense of insecurity among the inhabitants: day-to-day operations are carried out in (often unconscious) fear.


Insecurity feeds on itself. People remain indoors out of fear, emptying the streets, and thereby adding to the already prevalent feeling of insecurity.


Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Date of last update
21.05.2019 – 18:04 CEST