Challenges of Public Safety in Kosovo - Special Edition of KSB

Published by:

Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS)

Title:

Kosovo Security Barometer - Special Edition

Challenges of Public Safety in Kosovo

Author:

Donika Marku

Date:

May 2020

This special edition of the KSB comprises four chapters. The first chapter unfolds citizens’ perceptions on national security concerns. The second chapter elaborates citizens’ perceptions on public safety. Consequently, the third chapter interrelates citizens’ perceptions toward public safety concerns with reality, while examining the reasons that may have influenced these perceptions. Meanwhile, the last chapter offers a range of recommendations, measures to be taken into consideration, in order to improve public safety in Kosovo.

Various elements affect citizens’ perceptions regarding public safety. Indisputably, such attitudes are shaped by personal experiences. However, the importance of media and social networks in shaping citizens’ opinions cannot be ignored. Perceptions might be correlated with personal characteristics such as age, gender, ethnicity, education and economic status. Therefore, beyond general data analyses, this edition also includes cross-analyses of various public security threats with personal characteristics.

This report is published in the framework of the Kosovo Security Barometer Programe.  Perceptions presented in this report are a summary of information gathered from respondents and it solely demonstrates how people perceive institutions. It is no way a conclusive assessment on the quality of the work of institutions subject to this study. It shall serve as an instrument to them toward addressing potential shortcomings, but also an indicator of the effectiveness of their communication with the people.

The views presented in this report are perceptions of the respondents and do not necessarily represent the views of Kosovar Centre for Security Studies. Opinions expressed in this report do not represent the views of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).