Reducing Fear of Crime [electronic resource] : Program Evaluation Surveys in Newark and Houston, 1983-1984 Antony Pate, Sampson Annan

Data file
ICPSR Version, 2006-03-30.
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 1986.
6 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS setup file(s) + SPSS setup file(s) + Stata setup file(s) + SAS transport + SPSS portable + Stata system + data collection instruments (PDF)


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Summary note
Households and establishments in seven neighborhoods in Houston, Texas, and Newark, New Jersey, were surveyed to determine the extent of victimization experiences and crime prevention measures in these areas. Citizens' attitudes toward the police were also examined. Baseline data were collected to determine residents' perceptions of crime, victimization experiences, crime-avoidance behavior, and level of satisfaction with the quality of life in their neighborhoods (Parts 1 and 3). Follow-up surveys were conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of experimental police programs designed to reduce the fear of crime within the communities. These results are presented in Parts 2 and 4. In Part 5, questions similar to those in the baseline survey were posed to two groups of victims who reported crimes to the police. One group had received a follow-up call to provide the victim with information, assistance, and reassurance that someone cared, and the other was a control group of victims that had not received a follow-up call. Part 6 contains data from a newsletter experiment conducted by the police departments after the baseline data were gathered, in one area each of Houston and Newark. Two versions of an anti-crime newsletter were mailed to respondents to the baseline survey and also to nonrespondents living in the area. These groups were then interviewed, along with control groups of baseline respondents and nonrespondents who might have seen the newsletter but were not selected for the mailing. Demographic data collected include age, sex, race, education and employment.... Cf.:
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Type of data
6 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS setup file(s) + SPSS setup file(s) + Stata setup file(s) + SAS transport + SPSS portable + Stata system + data collection instruments (PDF)
Time and place of event
Start: 1983; and end: 1984.
Funding information
United States Department of Justice. National Institute of Justice. 83-IJ-CX-0003
System details
Mode of access: Internet.
Methodology note
Universe: Residents and nonresidential establishments from neighborhoods in Newark and Houston.
Part 1: Pre-Intervention Surveys of Residential Neighborhoods; Part 2: Post-Intervention Surveys of Residential Neighborhoods; Part 3: Pre-Intervention Surveys of Nonresidential Establishments; Part 4: Post-Intervention Surveys of Nonresidential Establishments; Part 5: Follow-Up Study of Victims From Houston, Texas; Part 6: Newsletter Questionnaire
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