Long-term Programme Safety 2019-2022

We have analyzed the safety situation in Maastricht. The involvement and input of residents and internal and external partners makes this a recognizable and broadly endorsed impression of the safety situation in the city at the end of 2017.

'The safety analysis shows that we have taken steps to improve safety in the city. Reported crime figures are going down.'

> Analysis outcome

The approach to safety has undergone considerable development in past decades. At one time, it was a municipal task in which the local authorities worked with the police on responding mainly reactively to crime and safety issues. Repressive. These days we are tackling safety issues together with other municipal departments, partners, and local residents. Integrated and preventive. We have analysed the safety in Maastricht between 2014 and 2017.

The safety analysis shows that we have taken steps to improve safety in the city. Reported crime figures are going down. How residents perceive safety has also improved, albeit to a lesser extent. That is encouraging, but the analysis also tells us that our approach is not yet sufficiently perceptible to residents. This has prompted us to take a more emphatic approach to safety from the perspective of our residents’ everyday lives.

View the full safety analysis online at www.veiligheidmaastricht.nl