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The Effect of Police Activity on Fear of Crime: Hierarchical Model Approach

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2012, 8(6), pp.211-234
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Ryu Junhyuk 1

1대구가톨릭대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

In general, the study of fear of crime was commonly analyzed in three influential models that include crime victimization model, disorder model, social integration model. With several hypotheses about police activity model, this study examined the effect of four models on fear of crime. On the basis of survey data on 1,230 randomly selected at Daegu, Hierarchical Linear model analysis found that the effects of gender and victimization experience are positively related with fear of crime. This study also found that police patrol presence originated from classic deterrence theory can decrease fear of crime among police activity variables. In addition, community policing strategies appear to demonstrate the impact of fear reduction. At macro level, while community disorder does not have any influence on fear of crime, social integration is negatively related with fear of crime. In conclusion, this study suggests several policy implications.

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