Preliminary findings on seasonality and the fear of crime

An age and gender street quota sample of 576 respondents was interviewed using standard fear of crime questions. An equal number of interviews was conducted at the end of four consecutive seasons, and in two different cities. Responses indicate that a seasonal effect on the fear of crime cannot ligh...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Published in:The British journal of criminology
Main Author: Semmens, Natasha
Contributors: Dillane, Jennifer (Author); Ditton, Jason (Author)
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
Published: 2002
In:The British journal of criminology
Year: 2002, Volume: 42, Issue: 4, Pages: 798-806
Online Access: doi
Journals Online & Print:
Drawer...
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
IFK: In: Z 7
Check availability: HBZ Gateway
Keywords:
Description
Summary:An age and gender street quota sample of 576 respondents was interviewed using standard fear of crime questions. An equal number of interviews was conducted at the end of four consecutive seasons, and in two different cities. Responses indicate that a seasonal effect on the fear of crime cannot lightly be dismissed. Some implications for national crime surveying and for crime prevention evaluation research are tentatively suggested
ISSN:0007-0955
DOI:10.1093/bjc/42.4.798