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  NCJ Number: NCJ 165811     Find in a Library
  Title: Perceptions of Neighborhood Crime, 1995
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): C J DeFrances ; S K Smith
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1998
  Page Count: 10
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This survey determined 7 percent of U.S. households identified crime as a neighborhood problem in 1995; between 1985 and 1995, the percentage of households indicating crime was a neighborhood problem reached 7.4 percent in 1991 and remained relatively constant through 1995.
  Abstract: Black, central city, and renter households were more likely than other household types to identify crime as a neighborhood problem. Crime was reported as a neighborhood problem in 1995 by 25 percent of black public housing households and by 13 percent of white public housing households. Perceptions of vulnerability to crime generally reflected actual relative likelihood of criminal victimization. Between 1992 and 1995, a higher percentage of black households than white households experienced nonlethal violent crime. In 1995, about 9 percent of black urban households were victimized by violent crime, compared to 7 percent of white urban households. Also in 1995, 8 percent of public housing households were victimized by violent crime, compared to 6 percent of non-public housing households. 11 references, 12 tables, and 2 figures
  Main Term(s): National crime statistics
  Index Term(s): Violent crimes ; Black/African Americans ; Urban area studies ; Caucasian/White Americans ; National crime surveys ; Victimization surveys ; Public housing ; Urban criminality ; Public Opinion of Crime ; Black/White Attitude Comparisons ; Black/White Crime Comparisons ; Victims of violence ; United States of America
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse
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Dept. BJS-236
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United States of America
  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report
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