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NCJ Number: 149949 Find in a Library
Title: Measuring Concern About Crime: Some Inter-Racial Comparisons
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:34  Issue:3  Dated:(Summer 1994)  Pages:366-378
Author(s): M A Walker
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 13
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A 1987 survey conducted in Leeds, England, incorporated items on fear of and problems associated with crime among black, white, and Asian groups who lived in the same areas.
Abstract: The survey involved 171 black men, 190 Asian men, and 271 white men between 16 and 35 years of age. Respondents were asked how safe they felt walking around in the area where they lived after dark. They were also asked about the perceived likelihood of becoming a crime victim and whether they thought certain features of the residential area contributed to crime. Survey results showed that blacks were less fearful than whites about walking on the streets at night, but blacks did not appear to worry about crime any less than whites. More whites than blacks viewed burglary and attacks on women as problems. Asians tended to be more fearful of and worried about crime than blacks and whites, but did not differ from whites in regarding crime as a problem. Perceptions of particular features of the residential area did not differ greatly among ethnic groups. 12 references and 9 tables
Main Term(s): Comparative criminology
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; England; Ethnic groups; Fear of crime; Foreign crime statistics; Residential security; Victimization risk; Victims in foreign countries
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