Safetipin is a map-based mobile phone and online application, which works to make communities and cities safer by providing safety
related information collected by users and by trained auditors.
At the core of the app is the Safety Audit. A Safety Audit is a participatory tool for collecting and assessing information about perceptions of
safety in public spaces. The audit is based on nine parameters – Lighting, Openness, Visibility, Crowd, Security, Walkpath, Availability of Public
Transport, Gender Diversity, and Feeling.
The safety audits have been generated using two methods. First, manual audits were conducted by volunteers from WRI India and B-PAC using My Safetipin app.
Secondly, safety audits have been generated using the Safetipin Nite app. The assessment was done post sunset till 10 pm. Mobile phones were mounted on the windshield of the taxis’, and using the app photographs of the city roads were taken. These photographs were then assessed based on the eight audit parameters to generate audit pins at each location.
A total of 17,128 audits have been generated over 1,431 km of road length. Overall, the Safety Score for Bengaluru is rated 3.2/5 i.e. Good.
The Safety Score of a point is a reflection of the perception of safety at that particular location. For each audit point, it is a number between 0
and 5, 0 being Poor i.e. Very Unsafe and 5 being Excellent in terms of overall safety. Indicated in the pie chart is the percentage
distribution of pins in each range. The Safety Score has also been indicated in the map below.
Each of the nine parameters is rated 0/1/2/3, 0 being the poorest and 3 good. The average parameter rating graph indicates the overall
average rating for each parameter. Lighting parameter has been rated the highest followed by Openness, Walkpath, and Public Transport.
Security and Gender Usage are the least rated parameter i.e. Poor. The overall feeling of Safety for the city of Bengaluru is rated Below Average.
Parameter-wise Pin Distribution
The Parameter wise pin distribution graph indicates the number of points rated 0/1/2/3 i.e. the good points as positive and poor ratings as
The parameter of Security, Gender Usage, Visibility, and Crowd have been rated poorly for the most parts of the city. Lighting and accessibility to Public Transport need to be improved in some parts of the city.
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