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NCJ Number: 149492 Find in a Library
Title: Fear of Crime and the Likelihood of Victimization: A Bi- Ethnic Comparison
Journal: Journal of Social Psychology  Volume:133  Issue:5  Dated:(October 1993)  Pages:723-732
Author(s): K D Parker; B J McMorris; E Smith; K S Murty
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 10
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined fear of crime and the likelihood of victimization among a sample of 1,696 blacks and 539 Hispanics living in New York City.
Abstract: The respondents, all subway riders, were interviewed regarding their perceptions of crime on the subways after dark, attitudes toward the Guardian Angels and their methods, and the ability of the Guardian Angels to reduce crime and the fear of crime. Women, the elderly, and respondents who reported the greatest likelihood of future victimization were also the most fearful of crime. The findings also showed that Hispanics were more fearful than blacks of being robbed, threatened, or beaten up while riding the subway after dark. In general, the black respondents tended to travel in groups and to avoid the subway after certain hours. Fear of crime and gender were powerful predictors of the likelihood of victimization for the entire sample and for blacks. Only fear of crime affected victimization among Hispanics. 3 tables and 37 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Fear of crime; Hispanic Americans; New York; Statistics; Subways; Victimization
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