Adults in all King County regions worried about safety less in 2011 than they had in 2004.
Feeling safe and secure at home, work, and play is basic to a sense of well-being and can influence healthy behaviors.
In 2004, 2007, and 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.’
- Perceived safety increased in all regions and King County between 2004 and 2011.
- Respondents in the East and North Regions and the County also reported an increase in feelings of safety between the 2007 and 2011 surveys.