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NCJ Number: 160317 Find in a Library
Title: Anxiety About Crime: Findings From the 1994 British Crime Survey
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Planning Unit
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 100
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Great Britain Home Office
London. SW1H 9AT, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85893-553-9
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Planning Unit
Information Section
50 Queen Anne's Gate, Room 278
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report studied fear of crime, based on findings from the 1994 British Crime Survey.
Abstract: The results showed that women worry most about rape, burglary, and vehicle crime, while men are most concerned about burglary and vehicle crime. The results showed that differences based on gender and age are not significant for all crimes. Asian immigrants scored higher than whites on most measures of fear of crime; residents of urban areas also expressed high level of fear. In general, worry about auto-related crimes has risen sharply, worry about burglary has also increased, and worry about mugging has remained more or less stable. People tended to worry more about being victimized by violent criminals than about other, noncriminal mishaps, and their perceptions about their risk of victimization closely paralleled their fear of crime. Direct experience of crime and knowing crime victims contributed to fear of crime. Significant numbers of respondents reported taking precautions to avoid victimization. 3 appendixes, and 31 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Fear of crime; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Public Opinion of Crime
Note: Home Office Research Study 147
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