Disclaimer : All results are presented at the sample level
n = number of observations
Public safety and security is critical for good quality of life. While there seems to be an agreement on the weak performance of both the police and the courts, this has not yet translated into a large scale attempt at reform. The official records on crime and response by the police are hugely insufficient in gauging the scale of the problem due to widespread under-reporting, among other deficiencies. Safety Trends and Reporting of Crime (SATARC), IDFC Institute’s flagship survey, is an attempt to marshal evidence, in a systematic way, about the extent and nature of crime, satisfaction with police, and perceptions of safety. The SATARC survey aims to bridge this gap in public data on safety and crime.
The survey is based on a representative sample of households across four major cities - Delhi (6,187 respondents), Mumbai (7,910 respondents), Chennai (2,433 respondents), and Bengaluru (4,067 respondents).
Each city was divided by its respective police zones.
Within each zone, 450 households were randomly surveyed.
The randomly surveyed sample is representative of the age and gender distribution of the adult population in the cities.
In addition, purposive interviews of victims of any of the 7 crimes were covered in the survey. The total sample size across the cities was 20,597.
Respondents were asked questions on their crime and police experience for the period October 2015 to September 2016.