PRODUCING PERSONAL SAFETY: THE EFFECTS OF CRIME RATES, POLICE FORCE SIZE, AND FEAR OF CRIME

HARVEY KRAHN, LESLIE W. KENNEDY

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Abstract

Aggregate data from a sample of 23 Canadian cities are used to examine relationships among crime rates, police staffing rates, fear of crime, and citizens’crime prevention behaviors. Bivariate and path analyses reveal positive correlations between fear of crime and parallel production (crime prevention behaviors) and negative impacts of police force size on such behaviors. Crime rates have both direct and indirect positive effects (via fear of crime) on parallel production. while police force size does not have any real effect on fear of crime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-710
Number of pages14
JournalCriminology
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Law
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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