Community security refers to the approach to implement human security, human development, and state building concepts at local level. It aims to protect people from the loss of traditional relationships and values and from sectarian and ethnic violence. The term safety of the community refers to the community’s security from criminal conduct by the Defendant, whether violent or not.
Community insecurity refers to absence of safety and security measures which can perpetuate lack of trust amongst individuals, communities and the state. This can affect economic growth and investment, and absorb government resources, which could otherwise be spent in development.