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NCJ Number: 137111 Find in a Library
Title: Fear of Crime, Community Satisfaction, and Self- Protective Measures: Perceptions From a Midwestern City
Journal: Journal of Crime and Justice  Volume:14  Issue:2  Dated:(1991)  Pages:97- 121
Author(s): C E Marshall
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 25
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data derived from a sample of 586 respondents to a telephone survey conducted in the Omaha Metropolitan Statistical Area were used to examine fear of crime and its relation to various measures of community satisfaction and self-protection measures. The analyses included a bivariate treatment of key hypothesized consequences of fear of crime and a multivariate analysis of the combination of community satisfaction and self-protection measures with various levels of fear of crime.
Abstract: The findings showed a high level of fear of crime, disproportionate to the city's crime rate. Past empirical findings showing relationships between age and sex; fear of crime were supported in part. Females were more afraid of crime than males, but age appeared not to play a significant role in fear. The second major finding is that the level of fear of crime does affect the citizen's dependence structure, manifested by scores on the five Self vs. External Dependence Construct variables: satisfaction with quality of life, satisfaction with quality of services, satisfaction with quality of institutions, house protection measures, and personal protection measures. 6 tables, 7 notes, and 31 references
Main Term(s): Fear of crime; Personal Security/Self Protection
Index Term(s): Nebraska
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