Urban Violence or Urban Peace: Why Are Some Cities Safer than Others?

Claire Mc Evoy and Gergely Hideg

'Cities continue to increase in importance, acting as magnets for migration, innovation, and economic concentration. In 2015, almost four billion people lived in cities, a number that’s expected to increase to five billion by 2030. The UN has noted that challenges for growing cities include growing slums, increased air pollution, and heightened risks of disasters for the population. But what about violence? City dwellers are often perceived as being at more risk of violence than those in rural areas, but this is not always the case...'

Keywords: Armed violence SDGs Urban violence