One of our objectives is to build applied research methods for public safety prevention and promotion.  This will be done by integrating various information sources, including bibliographic reviews, secondary information, data gathered from primary field work, dialogue between professionals and citizens and by analysing international best practices, success stories, and experiences in incorporating innovative elements in safety models.

Research Objectives

- To gain in depth knowledge on the current needs in public safety and dynamics related to common crime patterns in the modern city centres.

- To evaluate and compare the effectiveness of the most common prevention methods and promotion of public safety with alternative and innovative methods by experimented in other countries.

- To have accessible information for designing crime prevention methods and procedures, to advance in coordination between public safety, judicial, social, and other entities (education, other countries, etc.), and to define community profiles of social and public safety agents adapted to the diverse twenty-first century urban society.

- To identify resources that diversity offers to promote security strategies for the development and integration of socially fragmented communities in Madrid and other cities in Spain, Europe and the rest of the world.


Research methodology

- The project implements a Participatory Action Research methodology in order to obtain and integrate quantitative, qualitative, and participatory information. This method is also a tool for community participatory deliberation for promoting citizen rights for community development, using the great potential of public safety as a driving force for integration and social cohesion.


- This aim is to find out how safety is perceived and gather information about crime patterns, existing safety methods and to share the ideas of security officials, social partners, experts, community members, organized groups, victims and offenders.


- This information will be added to information drawn from international research and good practices as well as academic studies on the processes of criminal behaviour to complile the basis for designing new public safety models in diverse society.


- Research of literature on models and profiles of criminal behaviour.

- International research on best practices in the field of public safety.

- Participatory research to collect qualitative and quantitative information from safety officials, social partners, security experts, community members, organized groups, victims and offenders.

- Gathering of information provided by the groups created for this purpose (Expert Panel, professional groups, and resident participatory councils).

- Information provided by Community and Public Safety Services.

- Analysis and integration of quantitative, qualitative, and participatory data by representatives of all groups using deliberative techniques .

- Drawing conclusions and consensuses on crime profiles and methodological responses.