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Geographical Area: Кыргызская Республика

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Indicator name

16.1.4. Proportion of population that feel safe walking alone around the area they live

Target name

16.1. Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere


Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

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Geographical coverage

Кыргызская Республика

Unit of measurement



This indicator refers to the proportion of the population (adults) who feel safe walking alone in their neighbourhood.


The question measures the feeling of fear of crime in a context outside the house and refers to the immediate experience of this fear by the respondent by limiting the area in question to the “neighbourhood” or “your area” (various formulations depending on cultural, physical and language context).

Rationale and interpretation

The concept of ‘fear of crime’ has been used in dozens of crime victimization surveys and the standard formulation used here has been seen as effective in different cultural contexts. It is important to understand that ‘fear of crime’ is a phenomenon that is separate from the prevalence of crime and that may be even largely independent from actual experience, as the perception of crime and the resulting fear of it is mediated by a number of factors, such as the awareness of crime, the public discussion and the media and personal circumstances. Nevertheless, the ‘fear of crime’ is an important indicator in itself as a high level of fear can negatively influence well-being and lead to reduced contacts with the public, reduced trust and activities and thus an obstacle to development.

Method of computation

The proportion of population that feel safe is calculated by summing up the number of respondents who feel “very safe” and “fairly safe” and dividing the total by the total number of respondents.

Comments and limitations

While the measurement of fear of crime is widely applied in crime victimization surveys around the world, different practices exist in the operationalization of this indicator – for example, by not requiring the person to “walk alone” or limiting the walking to “at night”. Further guidance on measuring the indicator are currently elaborated by UNODC in collaboration with victimization survey experts.

Quality assurance
Data availability and gaps

The NSC website


Disaggregation by sex, age

Comparability with international data/standards
References and documentation

The Kyrgyz Republic SDG National Reporting Platform:

Data sources

The annual household survey includes questions on sense of security to be answered by household members aged 15 years and older.

Data collection methods

Representative national household surveys, and crime victimization surveys.

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This table provides information about the supplier of the data


The National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic (Household Statistics Division)

Contact person(s)/focal point

Y. I. Kalymbetova

Contact person's email

Contact person's phone

(312) 66 41 64

Organization website

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