Vania Ceccato

Titel: Docent i geografi, "spatial criminology" och stadsplanering

Lärosäte: Kungliga tekniska högskolan (KTH)

Institution: Institutionen för fastigheter och byggande



Vania Ceccato is Associate Professor (Docent) at Department of Urban Planning and Environment, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.

She coordinates the national network Safeplaces or in Swedish, Säkraplatser.

Ceccato's research is on the situational conditions of crime and crime prevention. She is interested in the space-time dynamics of crime and people’s routine activity. Main research areas are transit safety, housing and community safety, rural crime, gendered and intersectionality in safety issues.

Publikationer i urval


Ceccato, V. (2015). Rural crime and community safety. Routledge.

Ceccato, V. (2013). Moving safely: crime and perceived safety in Stockholm’s subway stations. Plymouth: Lexington.


Ceccato, V., Newton, A. (2015) Safety and security in transit environments: an international perspective. Palgrave. 

Ceccato, V. (2012) Urban fabric of crime and fear. New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer.


Ceccato, V; Langefors, L;  Näsman, P; Sundling, C. Trygghet i kollektivtrafiken i Stockholm i ett internationellt perspektiv: En handlingsplan mot sexuella trakasserier och brott i transitmiljöer. Stockholm: Kungliga tekniska högskolan, KTH

Ceccato, V.; Wiebe, D., Eshragi, B, Vrotsou, K. (2017) Women?s mobility and the situational conditions of rape: Cases reported to hospitals. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. (in press).

Ceccato, V., Uittenbogaard, A. (2016) Suicides in commuting railway systems in Stockholm, Sweden. Journal of Affective Disorder, 198: 206–221.

Ceccato, V. (2016) Public Space and the Situational Conditions of Crime and Fear. International Criminal Justice Review, 26: 69-79.

Ceccato, V. & Bamzar, R. (2016) Assessing elderly victimization and fear of crime in public spaces. International Criminal Justice Review, 26:115-133.

Iqbal, A. & Ceccato, V. (2016) Is CPTED useful to improve safety in parks? A test case in Stockholm, Sweden. International Criminal Justice Review, 26.

Ceccato, V. (2015) Rural crime and community safety: Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Rural Studies, 39, 57-159.

Wilhelmsson, M., & Ceccato, V. (2015). Does burglary affect property prices in a nonmetropolitan municipality? Journal of Rural Studies, 39, 210-218. 

Uittenbogaard, A.; Ceccato, V. (2015) Temporal and spatial patterns of suicides in Stockholm's subway stations. Accident Analysis Prevention. 81:96-106.

Ceccato, V. (2015) Ensuring safe mobility for all: The case of Stockholm, Sweden. Municipal Engineer, 168(1).

Da Costa, B., Ceccato, V. (2015) Household safety measures: The case of Stockholm. Crime Science. 4: 2-12.

11. Iqbal, A., Ceccato, V. (2015) Does crime in parks affect housing prices? Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention , 16: 97-121.

Bamzar, R., & Ceccato, V. (2015). The regional ecology of elderly falls in Sweden. GeoJournal, 1-14.

Ceccato, V. (2014). The nature of rape places. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 40: 97-107.

Ceccato, V. (2014) Safety in transit environments. Security Journal, 27: 127–131.

Ceccato, V., Uittenbogaard, A.C. (2014) Space-time dynamics of crime in transport nodes. The Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 104: 131-150.

Bamzar, R., & Ceccato, V. (2014). The nature and the geography of elderly injuries in Sweden. GeoJournal, 1-21.

Uittenbogaard, A.C., Ceccato, V. (2013) Making transport nodes safer: an agenda for actions in underground stations in Stockholm, Sweden. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 20:73-100.

Ceccato, V., Hanson, M. (2013) Assessing safety in parks: a multi-method approach. Review of European studies, 5:1-17.

Ceccato, V., Uittenbogaard, A.C., (2013) Environmental and wildlife crime in Sweden. International Journal of Rural Criminology, 2: 13-27.

Ceccato, V., Dolmen, L. (2013) Crime prevention in rural Sweden. European Journal of Criminology, 10: 89-112. 

Ceccato, V., Uittenbogaard, A.C., Bamzar, R. (2013) Safety in Stockholm’s underground stations: the importance of environmental attributes and context. Security Journal, 26: 33-59.

Ceccato, V. (2013) From ‘defensible space’ to ‘space of flows’: integrating geographical information into urban safety research and planning. Urban design and planning, 166:15-23.

Uittenbogaard, A.C., Ceccato, V. (2012) Space-time clusters of crime in Stockholm, Sweden. Review of European studies, 4: 148-156.

Ceccato, V., Lukyte, N. (2012) Safety and sustainability in a city in transition: the case of Vilnius, Lithuania. Cities, 28: 83-94.