Safety Monitor

Single Wave Study

General Information

Safety Monitor
Project Number
In January 2013, the Safety Monitor questionnaire was fielded in the LISS panel. This questionnaire examines the livability of people’s neighborhood.
Longitudinal Type
Single Wave Study
Begin date
End date
Reference to LISS panel data in text:

This paper makes use of data of the LISS (Longitudinal Internet Studies for the Social sciences) panel administered by CentERdata (Tilburg University, The Netherlands).
Van Der Houwen, Karolijne
© 2013 CentERdata
Funding Organization
CentERdata/MESS Project

Datasets and documentation

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Codebook in English
Codebook in Dutch

Data Files

English SPSS file
English STATA file


Variable name Variable Label Variable Type
nomem_encrNumber of household member encryptedpreloaded
ic13a_mYear and month of the field work periodconstructed
ic13a001In the neighborhood, the roads, paths and squares are well-maintained.directly measured
ic13a002In the neighborhood, the street borders, lawns and parks are well-kept.directly measured
ic13a003In the neighborhood, public space is well-lit.directly measured
ic13a004There are good playing areas for children in the neighborhood.directly measured
ic13a005There are good provisions for youngsters in the neighborhood.directly measured
ic13a006The people in the neighborhood barely know each other.directly measured
ic13a007The people in the neighborhood are nice to each other.directly measured
ic13a008I live in a friendly neighborhood where people help each other and do things together.directly measured
ic13a009I feel at home among the people that live in the neighborhood.directly measured
ic13a010I have a lot of contact with other neighborhood residents.directly measured
ic13a011I am satisfied with the population makeup in the neighborhood.directly measured
ic13a012Do you think that, in the past 12 months, the neighborhood where you live has improved, or has deteriorated, or has remained the same?directly measured
ic13a013If you could give a report card grade from 1 to 10 to indicate how much you enjoy living in your neighborhood, what grade would you give?directly measured
ic13a014Was it difficult to answer the questions?directly measured
ic13a015Were the questions sufficiently clear?directly measured
ic13a016Did the questionnaire get you thinking about things?directly measured
ic13a017Was it an interesting subject?directly measured
ic13a018Did you enjoy answering the questions?directly measured
ic13a019Starting date questionnaireconstructed
ic13a020Starting time questionnaireconstructed
ic13a021End date questionnaireconstructed
ic13a022End time questionnaireconstructed
ic13a023duration of questionnaire in secondsderived


Questionnaire: Safety Monitor

The questionnaire was administered in Dutch.

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Response Information

Response Overview
Selected number of household members 2199 (100%)
Non-response: 366 (16.6%)
Response: 1833 (83.4%)
Complete: 1832 (83.3%)
Incomplete: 1 (0.1%)
Collection Events
07-01-2013 to 29-01-2013
random sample of 2200 households, random one member per household, with the age of 16 years or older
Collection Mode
internet survey
Fieldwork Note
A reminder was sent twice to non-respondents.