Suzanne van den Berge works for the information and analysis team at the Department of Public Safety of the City of Rotterdam. The team specializes in knowledge based policy-making concerning public safety. The team supports the policy advisors at the Department with relevant statistics and literature and helps translating scientific findings into effective public safety approaches. Suzanne is the project manager for the Rotterdam Safety Index. The Safety Index is one of the most important instruments used to measure progress in ‘making the city safe and attractive’. The Safety Index was created in 2002 and reformulated in 2014. The Safety Index is now part of the Neighbourhood Profile (Wijkprofiel) which places the Safety Index next to the Social Index and Physical Index for an integral view of the city and it’s neighbourhoods.