Goal Sixteen: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels

The San Diego region enjoys a high quality of life, although challenges still remain. SANDAG's 2021 Regional Plan seeks to improve the way we all move throughout the region while seeking to ensure that we can all lead healthy lives. 
Sustainable Development Goals - Goal 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions icon

Target 16.1

Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere.
Indicator 16.1.1:
Number of victims of international homicide per 100,000 population, by sex and age.
Indicator 16.1.3:
Proportion of population subjected to (a) physical violence, (b) psychological violence, and (c) sexual violence in the previous 12 months.
Indicator 16.1.4:
Proportion of population that feel safe walking alone around the area they live.


Target 16.2

End abuse, exploitation, trafficking, torture, and all forms of violence against children.
Indicator 16.2.1:
Proportion of children aged 1-17 years who experienced any physical punishment and/or psychological aggression by caregivers in the past month.
Indicator 16.2.2:
Number of victims of human trafficking per 100,000 population, by sex, age, and form of exploitation.
Indicator 16.2.3:
Proportion of young adults aged 18-29 who experienced sexual violence by age 18.

Target 16.4

By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets, and combat all forms of organized crime.
Indicator 16.4.2:
Proportion of seized, found, or surrendered arms whose illicit origin or context has been traced or established by a competent authority in line with international instruments.

Target 16.5

Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms.
Indicator 16.5.1:
Proportion of persons who had at least one contact with a public official and who paid a bribe to a public official or were asked for a bribe by those public officials during the previous 12 months, by local agency.

Target 16.8

Broaden and strengthen the awareness and participation of local communities, especially those traditionally underserved and marginalized, in the institutions of local and regional governance.
Indicator 16.8.1:
Proportion of eligible voters registered by demographic.