Individual safety and security is important because both safety and security affect an individual’s well-being. Safety is freedom from physical or emotional harm. Security is freedom from the threat or fear of harm or danger.
Threats to safety and security come in many forms, ranging from deliberate violence to accidental injury. Violence and injury, at their most extreme, threaten life itself. In other cases, they reduce the quality of life of the victim and, often, of those close to them.
The number of people killed or injured in motor vehicle crashes as a proportion (per 100,000) of the total population.