Does walkable neighbourhood design influence the association between objective crime and walking?
Sarah Foster, Matthew Knuiman, Karen Villanueva, Lisa Wood, Hayley Christian, Billie Giles-Corti
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated associations between objectively measured crime and walking, and findings are mixed. One explanation for null or counterintuitive findings emerges from criminology studies, which indicate that the permeable street layouts and non-residential land uses that underpin walkable neighbourhoods are also associated with more crime. This study examined associations between objective crime and walking, controlling for the characteristics of walkable neighbourhoods. METHODS: A population representative sample of adults (25-65 years) (n = 3,487) completed the Western Australian Health and Wellbeing Survey (2006-2008) demographic and walking frequency items. Obj..View full abstract
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This study was supported by the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway), through research grant (#18922). SF and LW are supported by Healthway Health Promotion Research Fellowships (#21363 and #20693, respectively), HC by a NHMRC/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship (#1036350), and BGC by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award (#1004900). The Western Australian Land Information Authority (2003), Western Australian Department of Planning provided the spatial data, and crime locations were supplied courtesy of the Western Australia Police.