skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 99076 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Location and Other Correlates of Campus Crime
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:13  Issue:5  Dated:(1985)  Pages:429-444
Author(s): J A Fox; D A Hellman
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 16
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Crime and security are major issues on a number of college campuses in the United States, yet little criminological research has been aimed at the campus setting. This article explores which aspects of the campus profile seem to contribute, or at least relate, to high levels of campus crime. A regression of crime rates on dimensions of the campus profile uncovered a number of correlates (specifically, measures of campus size and scholastic quality) in our sample of 222 colleges and universities. Somewhat surprisingly, the location of a campus -- be it in an urban or a rural setting -- had no impact on the level of its crime problem, through a slight influence on crime mix (proportion of crimes that are violent) was found. (Author abstract)
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.