Fear of Crime and Social Control: A Community-Level Analysis Across 100 Neighborhoods

Joseph Targonski, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dennis P. Rosenbaum, University of Illinois at Chicago

ABSTRACT
Using data from a national probability sample, fear of crime is examined at the community level. For 100 communities, the aggregated data file includes telephone surveys of local residents and police agencies, 1990 census data, and crime rates derived from the Uniform Crime Reports. A multivariate regression analysis will focus on testing a comprehensive model for predicting fear of crime, with special attention to the role of formal and informal social control mechanisms.

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