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ERIC Number: ED166617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
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San Francisco: Public Attitudes About Crime. A National Crime Survey Report.
The responses of San Francisco residents to questions covering four topical areas, i.e., crime trends, fear of crime, residential problems and lifestyles, and local police performance, were analyzed from data collected in a 1974 attitudinal survey. Most residents felt that they: (1) lived in relatively safe areas; (2) were not particularly concerned about safety from crime when selecting a residential neighborhood; (3) believed neighborhood crime had risen little and was usually not perpetrated by neighborhood residents; (4) viewed police efforts as generally satisfactory; and (5) envisioned their chances of personal victimization as rising. Responses also indicated that older residents felt more apprehensive about crime, and Blacks consistently expressed greater dissatisfaction with their neighborhoods and stronger criticism of police-community relations. Statistical data tables (N=37) are presented in the appendices. (Author)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Community Problems, Crime, Criminals, Life Style, Police Community Relationship, Public Opinion, Racial Differences, Social Attitudes, Surveys, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
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Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco)