Fear of crime and the neighbourhood context in Canadian cities

Fitzgerald, Robin (2008) Fear of crime and the neighbourhood context in Canadian cities. Crime and Justice Research Paper Series - Série de documents de recherche sur la criminalité et la justice, 13 1-28.

Author Fitzgerald, Robin
Title Fear of crime and the neighbourhood context in Canadian cities
Journal name Crime and Justice Research Paper Series - Série de documents de recherche sur la criminalité et la justice
ISSN 1707-5203
ISBN 9781100103112
1100103112
Publication date 2008-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 13
Start page 1
End page 28
Total pages 28
Place of publication Ottawa, ON, Canada
Publisher Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The purpose of this research paper was to examine whether the chances of experiencing fear of crime varied across Canadian urban neighbourhoods, and whether factors associated with individuals and their neighbourhoods explained this variation.

In addition, the study aimed to understand how Canadians’ perceptions of neighbourhood crime and disorder influenced their chances of experiencing fear. Analyses were based on data from the 2004 General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization and the 2001 Census.

Multilevel regression modelling techniques were employed in order to address the statistical complications that arise when individuals are clustered within larger units such as neighbourhoods.

The results showed that while the characteristics and perceptions of individuals were most important in explaining differences in fear among urban Canadians; a statistically significant portion of the variation in fear was attributable to the neighbourhood environment.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Catalogue no. 85-561-M No. 013. Also parallel-published as "La crainte de la criminalité et le contexte du quartier dans les villes canadiennes", ISBN 9780662045465; 0662045467.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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