Fear of crime and the likelihood of victimization: A bi-ethnic comparison

Keith D. Parker, Barbara J. McMorris, Earl Smith, Komanduri S. Murty

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Abstract

Fear of crime and the likelihood of future victimization for Hispanics and Blacks in the United States was examined. The sample size was 2,235 (1,696 Black and 539 Hispanic respondents). Fear of crime and the likelihood of victimization were perceived as serious social problems by both Hispanics and Blacks, but Hispanics and women reported higher levels of fear of crime and felt more likely to be victimized than Blacks and men did.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)723-732
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Social Psychology
Volume133
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1993

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