“Public Sense of Security Improves”

More than 90% of Baden-Württemberg’s residents would like to see more police officers in their state. This was the result of a recently published survey conducted by the Allensbach Institute on behalf of all daily newspapers in southwestern Germany. In an interview with the newspaper “Badische Zeitung,” criminologist Dietrich Oberwittler describes this as a “snapshot result.” Repeated surveys have shown that the public's sense of security has improved significantly over the last few years. “Far less people feel unsafe today than they did 10 or 20 years ago,” Oberwittler says. In fact, crime has declined in many areas of offenses.