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ERIC Number: ED166618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
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Oakland: Public Attitudes About Crime. A National Crime Survey Report.
The responses of Oakland 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. Results indicated that: (1) almost 80% believed crime to be on the increase and half of these also felt crime to be on the rise in their neighborhood; (2) almost 61% felt their chances of being victimized were increasing; (3) approximately 82% rated police performance as "average" or "good;" and (4) very few felt that their neighborhood was crime-ridden. Additionally, where crime or the fear of crime had influenced attitudes and opinions, results indicated a more pronounced impact among women than men, among the elderly than the young, and among Whites than Blacks. 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
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (027-000-00724-4)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Oakland)