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Individual and Neighborhood Influences on Fear of Crime
Sociological Focus
  • Patrick G. Donnelly, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-1-1989
Abstract
Fear of crime is a widespread social problem in the United States. Using a sample of five neighborhoods in a medium-sized Midwestern city, this research examines the individual and neighborhood characteristics that are related to fear of crime. Personal victimization and high crime rates in neighborhoods are not closely related to fear of crime. While previous research on fear of crime tends to examined the role of either individual characteristics or neighborhood characteristics, we suggest the need to also examine the interaction between individual and neighborhood characteristics in order to understand fear levels. The common factor underlying both individual fear of crime and high levels of fear in neighborhoods is a sense of loss of control.
Inclusive pages
69-85
ISBN/ISSN
0038-0237
Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Patrick G. Donnelly. "Individual and Neighborhood Influences on Fear of Crime" Sociological Focus Vol. 22 Iss. 1 (1989)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/patrick-donnelly/11/