Journal article

Fear of crime in Brisbane - Individual, social and neighbourhood factors in perspective

R McCrea, TK Shyy, J Western, RJ Stimson

JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

Numerous theories apply to fear of crime and each are associated with different kinds of variables. Most studies use only one theory, though this study examines the relative importance of different kinds of variables across a number of theories. The study uses data from a survey of residents in Brisbane, Australia to examine the relative importance of individual attributes, neigh-bourhood disorder, social processes and neighbourhood structure in predicting fear of crime. Individual attributes and neighbourhood disorder were found to be important predictors of fear of crime, while social processes and neigh-bourhood structure were found to be far less important. The theoretical implications a..

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