Focusing on security from violence to property and person, as well as perceptions of violence.
Violence undoes the development gains achieved in areas such as education, health, employment, income generation and infrastructure provision. Further, it impedes human freedom to live safely and securely, and can sustain poverty traps in many communities. However, violence is not inevitable to human interaction. Most multi-ethnic, multi-religious and poor people live in peace. However people’s perceptions of insecurity do not always accord with measured levels of violence. There is a need for reliable and comparable data of violence against both person and property, and of perceived violence levels, to inform our understanding of these concepts and the relationships between them.
Survey module: Physical safety and security – Mandarin, 2011 (Translation courtesy of Science Press.)
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(Translation courtesy of Revista Humanum.)
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