VANIA CECCATO is a Professor and Head of the Urban and Community Safety research group at the Department of urban and environment, at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analytical methods underlie her research that focuses on the nature of crime and fear in urban and rural environments. She is the (co)author of hundreds of internationally peer-reviewed published articles (mostly in environmental criminology and geography), four books including ‘Rural crime and community safety’ by Routledge, in 2016, and (co)editor of five edited volumes, including ‘Transit Crime and Sexual Violence in Cities’ in 2020. Ceccato has been appointed as International Ambassador of the British Society of Criminology (BSC) in 2016 and is the founder and coordinator of Safeplaces network, a partner of the UN-Habitat SaferCities program.
JONATAN ABRAHAM is a Doctoral Student at the Department of urban and environment, at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. His research has focused on crime and fear, especially in rural and farm environments, using mainly Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and statistical analysis. He is part of the Urban and Community Safety research group at KTH.