Edmontonians’ Assessment: Safe City measures the percentage of respondents to the Edmontonians’ Perception Survey who report that, overall, Edmonton is a safe city. This measure is used to assess whether Edmontonians feel safe and are more likely to participate in activities outside the home. A third-party vendor conducts the survey by telephone. The vendor also collects demographic data to assess whether participants reflect the population. Survey methodology and the demographic results are provided in the Appendix.
Individuals who feel safe are more likely to participate in activities and events outside the home. They are also more likely to use City resources such as parks and facilities, which contribute to social sustainability, health and wellness, community connectedness and quality of life.
Data sources: Banister Research & Consulting Inc., Citizen Perception Survey(2010), Leger Citizen Perception Surveys (2012, 2013), Leger Edmontonians'Perception Survey (2014, 2015, 2016)