Welcome to Security in Place. This is the website for the ESRC-funded project 'Place, Crime and Insecurity in Everyday Life' (Ref ES/S010734/1). At the heart of our research is the question of what does it mean to feel secure in Britain today.

We hope you will join us on this journey to understand what makes people feel safe or unsafe in the places in which they live and their everyday lives. The project is based in Macclesfield, a town in East Cheshire in the UK. In the mid-1990s, three members of our team were welcomed in Macclesfield to explore people’s fears and feelings towards crime in the town. One reason for coming back is to find out how the town, and people's feelings about it and their sense of safety within it have changed in the last quarter of a century.

If you are a resident or a local group wondering whether and how you can find out about this research we would like to hear from you! Please get in touch with us via email at contact.securityinplace@keele.ac.uk

May 15, 2023: What makes us feel safe and secure in Macclesfield? Join the conversation: Hear our findings, ask questions and talk about what should happen next on the 8th of July 2023 at St Michaels Market Place Macclesfield [registration for the event has now ended]