JEJU WEEKLY

  • Updated 2019.7.16 17:26
  • All Articles
  • member icon
  • facebook cursor
  • twitter cursor
NewsLocal news
Jeju needs to improve ‘safe community’ internationally
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2010.11.14  08:58:25
페이스북 트위터
While Jeju is certified by the World Health Organization as a safe community, many Jeju residents have reported that they continue to feel less safe, according to a Statistics Korea survey conducted in May on 1,190 Jeju residents.

According to the survey, 30.1 percent of residents said they felt “insecure” toward their society, more than twice as many as those who felt “secure” (14.2 percent). Of the reasons given for the insecurity, the greatest concern was “crime” (56.9 percent), followed by “new infectious disease” (49.5 percent), “traffic accident,” (45.5 percent), “national security” (44.4 percent), “information security” (38.9 percent), and “natural disaster” (34.5 percent).

Residents also expressed their skepticism on the progress of their social security. Forty-seven percent of the respondents claimed that social security has “worsened” over the last five years — three times the number (13.1 percent) of those who believe it has improved. Many of these respondents also believed that the security conditions will decline in the future.

Given that Jeju proclaims itself to be the “Jeju Safe Community,” these findings by Statistics Korea contradicts the belief of the provincial bureaucracy. Jeju will have to keep in mind that among the many objectives that it has pronounced to achieve — be it becoming a free international city, special self-governing province, or World Natural Heritage site — none can be delivered without the premise of safety.

(Courtesy Jeju Ilbo editorial staff)
Jeju Weekly의 다른기사 보기  
ⓒ Jeju Weekly 2009 (http://www.jejuweekly.com)
All materials on this site are protected under the Korean Copyright Law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published without the prior consent of Jeju Weekly.
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
페이스북 트위터
60 Second Travel
Jeju-Asia's No.1 for Cruise

Jeju Weekly

Mail to editor@jejuweekly.com  |  Phone: +82-64-724-7776 Fax: +82-64-724-7796
#505 jeju Venture Maru Bldg,217 Jungangro(Ido-2 dong), Jeju-si, Korea, 690-827
Registration Number: Jeju Da 01093  |  Date of Registration: November 20, 2008  |  Publisher: Hee Tak Ko  | Youth policy: Hee Tak Ko
Copyright 2009 All materials on this site are protected under the Korean Copyright Law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published
without the prior consent of jeju weekly.com.

ND소프트