ERIC Number: ED188076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
New Orleans: Public Attitudes About Crime. A National Crime Survey Report.
Paez, Adolfo L., Ed.
The National Crime Survey (NCS) program has conducted a continuous national survey and separate surveys in 26 central cities to study the impact of crime on American society. Attitudinal information obtained from a 1974 survey of occupants of 4,918 housing units (9,301 residents age 16 and over) in New Orleans reflects crime trends, fear of crime, residential problems, and local police performance. The victimization survey found that attitudes and behaviors were not greatly influenced by personal experience as a victim. Despite the apprehension of New Orleans residents, fear of crime was not a major reason for moving to or from a neighborhood nor was it an influence on shopping or entertainment activities. Most residents indicated: (1) fear for their own safety, especially women and older adults; (2) a recognition of crime as a serious national problem, and (3) a favorable evaluation of police performance. The appendices contain 37 data tables, the survey questionnaire, and information on sample design and size, estimation procedures, estimated reliabilities, and standard error. (NRB)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitude Measures, Community Attitudes, Community Surveys, Crime, Fear, Law Enforcement, National Surveys, News Media, Police Action, Public Opinion, Research Projects, Security (Psychology), Victims of Crime
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.
Identifiers: Louisiana (New Orleans)