International Safe Communities

Indicators that must be fulfilled

All International Safe Communities serve as models for other communities. According to investigations and research the injuries decrease by more than 25 % every year in Safe Communities.

The seven indicators a community must fulfil to became an International Safe Community are:

  1. An infrastructure based on partnership and collaborations, governed by a cross- sector group that is responsible for safety promotion in their community
  2. Long-term, sustainable programs covering genders and all ages, environments, and situations
  3. Programs that target high-risk groups and environments, and programs that promote safety for vulnerable groups
  4. Programs that are based on the available evidence
  5. Programs that document the frequency and causes of injuries
  6. Evaluation measures to assess their programs, processes and the effects of change
  7. On-going participation in national and international Safe Communities networks