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Title: Are We Safe? The 2000 National Crime Prevention Survey
Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America

ADT Security Services, Inc.
A Tyco International Ltd
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 51
Sponsoring Agency: ADT Security Services, Inc.
Boca Raton, FL 33486-1010
National Crime Prevention Council
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
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United States of America

National Crime Prevention Council
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway
Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet presents findings from the year 2000 Are We Safe? National Survey on Crime Prevention.
Abstract: This survey annually looks at fear of crime and at four areas of safety: self and home, family, neighborhood, and community. A total of 699 17-minute interviews were conducted between September 15 and September 27, 2000, in all 50 states, via random digit dialing. Quotas were set for race and ethnicity. In 2000, Americans were less engaged with each other and felt less secure in their neighborhoods. They were worried about their children's safety but did not always follow through on ensuring that safety. Not enough Americans were taking basic, inexpensive precautions to reduce their immediate risks of crime. Additional findings of the survey included: (1) fear persisted as an issue for many, despite declining crime rates; (2) personal and home crime prevention habits could improve; (3) safety and security of children worried many, parents have opportunities for action; (4) community crime prevention showed promise, needed support; and (5) McGruff the Crime Dog remains an effective communicator for crime prevention. Figures
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Crime prevention education; Fear of crime; McGruff; Media support; National crime surveys; Public Opinion of Crime; Research methods
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