The Security Audit „Walk around your Hood – Interdisciplinary Security Audits to identify Feelings of (In)Security and Hot Spots“ is an Instrument to distinguished between places where people feel unsafe (Angsträume) and real crime hot spots (Gefahrenorte) and their link to fear of crime. Systematical security audits in a local context enable the stakeholders to focus on areas with every day crime and incivilities that disturb the living in well maintained neighbourhoods. Through the use of this instrument, crime opportunities could be reduced and the feeling of security is strengthened.
Concerning the community, policing the instrument is suitable for the interdisciplinary cooperation to enhance the objective and subjective security in a local context.
„Walk around your Hood – Interdisciplinary Security Audits to identify Feelings of (In)Security and Hot Spots“ has an added value for the participants. The instrument connects theoretical approaches of the civil security research with practical solutions to reduce every day crime.