عنوان مقاله [English]
Today, with the expansion and complexity of societies, the issue of security has taken on a wide and complex dimension. Security is one of the main factors in the sustainability of today's societies, which with the increase and complexity of urban communities, the conditions for meeting this need and addressing this issue has become more complex. Recognizing and controlling security in cities requires a thorough and comprehensive look to be able to understand the various dimensions of security and to discover the hidden connections between those dimensions at different levels. The purpose of this study is to assess the sense of social security of the citizens of the border town of Qasr-e Shirin. This research is descriptive-analytical and in terms of its objectives it is of an applied research type. The statistical population of the study is all residents of Qasr-e Shirin (23,929 people in 2016), of whom 377 citizens were selected using Cochran's formula with 95% confidence level, 5% probability of error through simple random sampling method. In order to collect data and information, two documentary and field study methods were used and the required data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire. Cronbach's alpha test was used to obtain the reliability. Face validity was confirmed by the views of professors and experts. Findings show that the level of sense of social security based on two financial and life variables among citizens is in a relatively desirable range. The statistical results show that the state of sense of social security is different between different ages and the average sense of security varies by gender and men feel more secure than women. There is also a significant and direct relationship between the role of law enforcement and social security, and a stronger police presence equals a greater sense of security for residents. There is also a significant relationship between the sense of social security and age and gender, life and financial security, and physical and social space of the city.