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The elements and prevalence of fear

Moore, Simon Christopher ORCID: and Shepherd, Jonathan Paul ORCID: 2007. The elements and prevalence of fear. British Journal of Criminology 47 (1) , pp. 154-162. 10.1093/bjc/azl006

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In this paper, factor analysis and regression models are used to examine fear of crime and to determine the relationship between fear and age. Data from the British Crime Survey demonstrate that fear is reducible to only two crime contexts: fear of personal loss (FoPL) and fear of personal harm (FoPH). Distinctively different inverted u-shaped relationships were observed for both FoPL and FoPH, with maximum fear at 45 years of age and 23 years of age, respectively. Generic correlates with both FoPH and FoPL included perceived health, neighbourhood litter and previous victimization. FoPH-specific correlates were household income, environmental graffiti and property damage. The only FoPL-specific correlate was living in a run-down area.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
ISSN: 0007-0955
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2024 06:48

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