A series of case studies was commissioned by UN-Habitat specifically for this Global Report on each of the three threats to urban safety and security addressed in the report (i.e. crime and violence, insecurity of tenure and forced evictions, and natural and human-made disasters). For each of these threats – covered in Parts II, III and IV of the report, respectively – case studies illustrate empirical conditions and trends; as well as effective policy responses. An attempt has been made to ensure adequate coverage of all of the world’s geographic regions.