Women's Safety in Public Places - Phase Two

Closed 26 Mar 2023

Opened 6 Mar 2023


Following the Women’s Safety in Public Places Consultation that took place over the summer of 2022, we are now seeking the views of Edinburgh residents once again on your perceptions of safety and factors that make you feel safe or unsafe. This consultation is open to anyone who lives, works, studies, socialises or commutes to Edinburgh.

We are doing this because we want to get your views on safety in public places during a different time of year and at least six months since the first consultation. Even if you have completed the survey before, please complete it again, as we want to know if and how your views have changed over the last 6 months.

Why your views matter

This consultation will contnue to feed into a number of strategic priorities for Edinburgh.  Findings will be reported to the Edinburgh Community Safety Partnership to inform current city approaches and to make recommendations for improving women’s and girls’ safety in public places in future.

There is a lot of evidence that improving the safety of public spaces for women and girls, contributes to improving public safety for everyone. Therefore, all residents are likely to benefit from learning from this exercise.

We invite you to take part in the consultation by giving us your views in the survey below.  The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. 

We appreciate that some of the content of this consultation might be upsetting or triggering for some people. If you feel affected by any of the issues discussed, please consider contacting any of the organisations listed in this page for support.

You can respond in a different language using the links below.  If responding in a different language, please send the completed questionnaire by email to WSPPEdinburgh@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Reporting a crime

Please note that this platform is not for reporting crime. If you or someone else needs urgent police assistance, please dial 999 immediately.  If you want to report a crime and it is not an emergency, you can visit Police Scotland website or call Police Scotland on 101.


  • All Edinburgh


  • Anyone from any background


  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Cycling and walking
  • Travel in Edinburgh
  • Community safety
  • Crime & Antisocial behaviour
  • Public space