Safety >> Perceived Safety >> Children, Relationship Status

Adults with children in the household worried about safety less than those in households without children.

Feeling safe and secure at home, work, and play is basic to a sense of well-being and can influence healthy behaviors. 

In 2011, King County adults were asked how often in the preceding 12 months they worried about 6 specific threats to their safety, the safety of their children, and the safety of their home. The possible range of perceived safety scores was 6 (low) to 30 (high). See Notes & Sources for more detail.

  • Adults in households with children worried about safety less than those in households with no children.
  • There were no significant age differences in worries about safety, so this finding cannot be attributed to safety fears of older adults.