The “security picture BES 2017” must give an idea of the extent and severity of crime, with emphasis on a description of the circumstances that lead to crime. The researchers are looking for causes that lie in, for example, government policies or existing regulations that work out maladministration. Furthermore, it will be investigated how sectors in which crime occurs are functioning and whether there are factors that stimulate crime. This makes the “security image BES 2017” a report that can be used to make plans with the various authorities, but also with private parties, for example, to reduce the vulnerability of society's crime to the three islands. This according also to future plans pursued by the OM.
The „security image‟ was previously drawn up by and for judicial partners. That the Public Body is present in the steering committee, and has an active role in the research, is a repercussion of the fact that the Public Bodies and other administrative partners have an active role in the establishment and use of the results.