Fear of crime and victimisation: a multivariate multilevel analysis of competing measurements

TSELONI, A. and ZARAFONITOU, C., 2008. Fear of crime and victimisation: a multivariate multilevel analysis of competing measurements. European Journal of Criminology, 5 (4), pp. 387-409. ISSN 1477-3708

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Abstract

This study models simultaneously three commonly used indicators of fear of crime: feeling unsafe alone at home after dark, feeling unsafe walking alone after dark and worry about becoming victim of crime, over direct (being a victim) and indirect (knowing a victim) victimisation controlling for demographic and socio-economic characteristics of individuals via multivariate, i.e. multiple responses, multilevel analysis of data from Athens, Greece. The results show that: (a) the association of the three indicators weakens as key explanatory factors of fear of crime are accounted for, (b) crime experiences are related to feeling unsafe at home alone after dark only via its association with feeling unsafe walking alone after dark and worry about becoming victim of crime and (c) indirect and direct prior victimisation and crime exposure shapes predominately perceived future risk.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: © 2008 by Sage Publications. All rights reserved. No portion of the contents may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher.
Publication Title: European Journal of Criminology
Creators: Tseloni, A. and Zarafonitou, C.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2008
Volume: 5
Number: 4
ISSN: 1477-3708
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:01
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:16
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6354

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