The Netherlands is a safe country, and Leiden scores highly in terms of safety and quality of living. Compared to cities like Amsterdam and the Hague, crime rates in Leiden are low, and its residents feel a comparatively high sense of safety. The national security monitor, an annual survey conducted among Dutch citizens, shows that residents from the Leiden region give positive ratings to themes such as quality of living and safety in their living environment. The survey also shows that their views on safety are more positive than average in the Netherlands. The residents of Leiden also have a more positive outlook when it comes to themes such as social nuisance, traffic nuisance and deterioration of residential areas.