Local problems, crime, and safety in Gävleborgs län

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Marie Torstensson Levander - Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society

Research principal

Malmö University - Department of criminology rorId


This study is a collaboration between Stockholm University and Gävleborg Police District. The overreaching aim of the study is to improve the ability to plan and execute crime prevention in Gävleborg.

- to measure exposure and feelings of unsafety among citizens of Gävleborg.
- create oppurtinities to develop stratgies and activities for crime prevention.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome


A random sample of 6193 citizens in Gävleborgs län

Time Method

Sampling procedure

A random sample of 6193 citizens in Gävleborgs län, collected in two cross-sectional studies.

Time period(s) investigated

1995 – 1995

1996 – 1996

Data format / data structure

Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Gävleborg County

Lowest geographic unit

Town district

Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of criminology


Zoran Vasiljevic - Malmö University

Topic and keywords

Research area

Crime and law enforcement (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Law and society (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Law, crime and legal systems (CESSDA Topic Classification)


Wikström, P.H., Torstensson, M. & Dolmén, L. (1997). Lokala problem, brott och trygghet i Gävleborgs län. Solna: Polishögskolan.
ISBN: 91-88678-18-0

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