Initially there were 12 indicators. During more than two decades of strategy discussions in the movement there are now seven:

  1. An infrastructure based on partnerships and collaborations, governed by a cross-sectoral group that is responsible for safety promotion in the community
  2. Long term, sustainable programs covering both genders and all ages, environments and situations
  3. Programs that target high-risk groups and environments, and programs that promote safety for vulnerable groups
  4. Programs that are based on the available evidence
  5. Programs that document the frequency and causes of injury
  6. Evaluation measures to assess their programs, processes and the effects of change
  7. Ongoing participation in national and international Safe Community networks