Caribbean Netherlands; perception of (un)safety, personal characteristics

Caribbean Netherlands; perception of (un)safety, personal characteristics

Personal characteristics Accuracy Caribbean Netherlands Periods Perception of (un)safety Often feels unsafe (%) Perception of (un)safety Sometimes feels unsafe (%) Perception of (un)safety Seldom feels unsafe (%) Perception of (un)safety Never feels unsafe (%) Assessment of crime in own neighbourhood A lot of crime (%) Assessment of crime in own neighbourhood A little crime (%) Assessment of crime in own neighbourhood No crime (%) Assessment of crime in own neighbourhood Safety rating (Safety rating)
Total persons Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2013 4.5 15.2 8.4 71.5 5.9 39.8 49.2 7.7
Total persons Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018 2.2 5.2 5.7 86.7 3.9 31.0 65.2 8.2
Total persons Percentage/average Bonaire 2013 5.8 18.4 8.1 67.4 7.8 46.3 39.8 7.3
Total persons Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018 3.1 7.3 8.0 81.4 5.8 41.2 41.3 7.7
Total persons Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2013 . 3.5 6.1 89.7 . 19.1 79.0 8.8
Total persons Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018 . . 1.4 97.0 . 10.2 89.8 8.6
Total persons Percentage/average Saba 2013 . 10.3 15.2 71.8 . 25.3 70.5 8.8
Total persons Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018 . 3.8 2.9 92.0 . 7.8 92.2 9.3
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table provides data on the perception of (un)safety and the assessment of crime and safety by residents of the Caribbean Netherlands aged 15 years and older in private households. It concerns the perception of safety in general and the assessment of crime in one’s own neighbourhood.
Breakdowns by sex, age and level of education are presented. These aspects are shown for the Caribbean Netherlands and also for the islands Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba separately.
The research is a sample survey. This means that the figures shown are estimates for which reliability margins apply. These margins are also included in the table.
The Omnibus survey was carried out for the first time on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius in 2013 during the month of June and the first week of July. For the second time the Omnibus survey was carried out on Bonaire during the months of October and November 2017, and on Saba and St. Eustatius in the period January to March 2018.

Data available from: 2013

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes as of 4 April 2019
None, this is a new table.

When will new figures be published?
New data will be published every four years.

Description topics

Perception of (un)safety
Respondents were asked: Do you ever feel unsafe? If so, do you often, sometimes or seldom feel unsafe?
Often feels unsafe
Respondents were asked: Do you often, sometimes or seldom feel unsafe? Answer possibilities: ‘often’, ‘sometimes’ or ‘seldom’. This question has only been asked to respondents who answered ‘yes’ to the question: Do you ever feel unsafe? The percentage refers to all respondents.
Sometimes feels unsafe
Respondents were asked: Do you often, sometimes or seldom feel unsafe? Answer possibilities: ‘often’, ‘sometimes’ or ‘seldom’. This question has only been asked to respondents who answered ‘yes’ to the question: Do you ever feel unsafe? The percentage refers to all respondents.
Seldom feels unsafe
Respondents were asked: Do you often, sometimes or seldom feel unsafe? Answer possibilities: ‘often’, ‘sometimes’ or ‘seldom’. This question has only been asked to respondents who answered ‘yes’ to the question: Do you ever feel unsafe? The percentage refers to all respondents.  
Never feels unsafe
Respondents were asked: Do you ever feel unsafe? Answer possibilities: ‘yes’ and ‘no’. The percentages refers to respondents who answered ‘no’.
Assessment of crime in own neighbourhood
Respondents were asked to give an opinion on the extent to which crime occurs in their own neighbourhood. The following question has been asked: Would you say that there is a lot, a little or no crime in your neighbourhood? Answer possibilities: ‘a lot’, ‘a little’ or ‘no crime’. The percentage refers to all respondents.  
A lot of crime
A little crime
No crime
Safety rating
The average score respondents gave to the question: If you were to give safety in your neighbourhood a mark from 1 to 10, what would it be?