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Perceived safety in public spaces A quantitative investigation of the spatial and social influences on safety perception among young adults in Stockholm Walt Machielse June 2015 Supervisor: Ulf Jansson Department of Human Geography Stockholm University SE-106 91 Stockholm / Sweden www.humangeo.su.se 2 Abstract Machielse, Walt (2015). Perceived safety in public spaces: a quantitative investigation of the spatial and social influences on safety perception among young adults in Stockholm Human Geography, master thesis for master exam in Human Geography, 30 ECTS credits Supervisor: Ulf Jansson Language: English Key Words: Quantitative, Safety, Young Adults, Spatial, Social, Influences, Perceived, Seasons. From existing literature a distinction between young and older people has been established regarding safety perception in public spaces. This quantitative study focuses on the young adult group in order to further investigate the reasoning and behavioral choices young adults make in relat...