Safety inMaastricht

Subjective safety

Subjective safety addresses the residents’ ‘perception of security’ in their neighbourhood.

Safety monitor
2014 2015 2016 2017 2019
Grade for safety (average) [score] 6.5 6.6 7 6.9 7.1
Grade for quality of life (average) [score] 7 7.2 7.3 7.2 7.4
% Frequency of feeling insecure in your neighbourhood - Often [%] 6.1 4.1 1.2 3 2.5

Subjective safety is influenced by the social cohesion in the neighbourhood, when a lack of cohesion influences the residents’ perceptions of security. Residents who do not perceive themselves to be safe are less resilient to crime, subversive crime, nuisance, and intimidation.

Although the perceptions of security (subjective safety) have improved slightly over the past years, the overall perception in Maastricht is still worse than the average in the G-32 municipalities.