Survey: Latvia's residents feel safer at night

Residents in Latvia are feeling safer at night - this year 69% of survey respondents have noted that they had no fear in the vicinity of their homes alone at night, according to survey data published by the research center SKDS director Arnis Kaktiņš, LETA reported August 21.

22%, on the other hand, said they felt a sense of fear at night, while 9% did not indicate.

In a survey conducted last year, 23% felt fear near their home at night. No such survey was conducted in 2020. 25% of respondents felt fear in 2019, 23% in 2018, 28% in 2017, and 24% in 2016.

In 2015, fears at home at night were felt by 32% of those surveyed, whereas, for comparison, the figure was 38% in 2005 and 53% in 2000.

Around 1,000 respondents participated in a survey conducted in July this year.

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