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ERIC Number: EJ867602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Quality of Life and Perceptions of Crime in Saskatoon, Canada
Kitchen, Peter; Williams, Allison
Social Indicators Research, v95 n1 p33-61 Jan 2010
This article investigates the relationship between crime and quality of life in Saskatoon, Canada. The city has one of the highest crime rates in the country and has been referred to as the "Crime Capital of Canada", a label that comes as a surprise to many residents and causes considerable concern among others. The aim of this research is to penetrate beyond sensational news headlines and bald crime statistics. The paper evaluates how perceptions of crime and safety affect the quality of life of residents living in neighbourhoods of different socio-economic status and geographic location. Both quantitative and qualitative time series data is analyzed in a sample of neighbourhoods over the period 2001-2004-2007. The findings of the data analysis are interpreted with respect to issues relating to the fear of crime, avoidance behaviour, risk minimization, social cohesion and community building.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada