Safe Communities

In recent years, crime and violence in Arab society have increased to unprecedented levels, with over 50% of violent crime in Israel effecting Arab citizens. Coupled with a history of under-policing and tense relations with the Israeli police, Arab communities are struggling to provide personal safety for their residents. In this field, the Abraham Initiatives runs models for community action and community-based policy. Through building capacity in local Arab leadership and educating Israel's National Police, the Abraham Initiatives has over a decade of the experience necessary to build safer communities.

The Personal and Community Security Index for 2019 details the reality of crime and violence that is severely affecting Arab Communities in Israel. The report is based on 718 face-to-face interviews, and is available in both Hebrew and Arabic (an English summary can be found at the end).

Click here for the full report.

Click here for an English only report.

This program is co-funded by the U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
and the European Union.


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