Comparison of Crime and Public and Private Housing

William J. Smith, North Carolina State University

The proposed project will study fear of crime in public housing neighborhoods. The project will be conducted in collaboration with two public housing developments. Each will allow verification and completion of records for assessing the differences in problems between elderly and mixed population high-rises and their respective surroundings. Data on offense location and calls-for-service for the high-rises and surrounding areas will be collected and used to map the different types of incidents in order to show their physical relationship to the high-rises and how such patterns differ between the mixed develoments and the elderly only developments.

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Updated 05/20/2006