The Mogadishu-based Heritage Institute for Policy Studies published in September 2014 a briefing titled "Perceptions of Security and Justice in Mogadishu."
It concludes that the residents of Mogadishu generally feel safer due to a decline in conflicts between clans and other groups. But despite notable improvement in the general security environment, new sources of insecurity have arisen. Suicide attacks, hand-grenade attacks, targeted killings, and land disputes are now among the leading causes of concern. Residents question the capacity of formal security services and the integrity of the judiciary, often relying instead on traditional elders to resolve disputes.