Local Community Safety and Security Planning is considered an effective tool to increase the security of citizens. When the Ministry of the Interior launched a new internal safety programme in 2004, it also decided to provide support to the regional authorities to prepare these plans. For this reason, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland was asked to develop a common method and tool to identify and assess local threats. The developed method classifies threats in seven safety and security areas. In some of these, such as general vulnerability, criminality and major accidents, the method finds out which issues threaten people in their everyday lives. Some areas, such as disturbances and social exclusion, are regarded as consequences of other trouble, and the aim is to find the root causes of them. The method was established as a web-based software tool called ARTU.
|Title of host publication||Safety and Security Engineering IV|
|Editors||M. Guarascio, G. Reniers, C.A. Brebbia, F. Garzia|
|Place of Publication||Southampton|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|