ERIC Number: ED188077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Miami: 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 4,929 housing units (9,650 residents age 16 and over) in Miami reflects crime trends, fear of crime, residential problems, and local police performance. Only one-fourth of the respondents believed crime was rising in their neighborhoods; most felt safe in daylight, 38% felt moderately unsafe at night. Men and younger persons felt more secure than others. Crime was not the major factor in moving, shopping or entertainment activities. Although most persons felt their neighborhoods were safer than others in Miami, whites and nonvictims were more likely than blacks and victims to share this belief. Nonvictims were more likely than victims to hold outsiders responsible for neighborhood crime. Most judged local police performance to be good or average. The appendices contain 37 data tables, the survey questionnaire, and information on sample design and size, estimation procedures, reliability, and standard error. (NRB)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitude Measures, Community Attitudes, Community Surveys, Crime, Fear, Law Enforcement, 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: Florida (Miami)