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Residents of South Region worried about safety more than residents of other King County regions.

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.

  • The 2011 average score was 24.3.  This is equivalent to respondents answering that they worried about all 6 items ‘a little of the time.’
  • South Region residents worried about safety more than residents of the other regions and King County as a whole. 
  • East Region respondents worried about safety less than those from other regions and King County overall.