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Public Insecurities About Crime: A Review of the British Research Literature

Published: 2008

Jackson, J., Farrall, S., Hough, M. and Bradford, B. (2008), Public Insecurities About Crime: A Review of the British Research Literature. SSRN.

Summary

This paper reviews the British research literature on fear of crime. Organised in three sections, the review begins with an analysis of how fear of crime has been variously been defined and measured. The second section outlines (a) levels of fear of crime and (b) trends and trajectories over the past few decades. The third examines the various explanations put forward for the roots and dynamics of public insecurities about crime.