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Title: Fear of crime and victimization: a multivariate multilevel analysis of competing measurements
Authors: Tseloni, Andromachi
Zarafonitou, Christina
Keywords: Fear of crime
Multivariate multilevel logit model
Simultaneous outcomes
Victimization
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Sage
Citation: TSELONI, A. and ZARAFONITOU, C., 2008. Fear of crime and victimization: a multivariate multilevel analysis of competing measurements. European Journal of Criminology, 5 (4), pp.387-409.
Abstract: This study models simultaneously three commonly used indicators of fear of crime - feeling unsafe alone at home after dark, feeling unsafe walking alone after dark and worry about becoming a victim of crime - against direct (being a victim) and indirect (knowing a victim) victimization, controlling for demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of individuals via multivariate, i.e. multiple responses, multilevel analysis of data from Athens, Greece. The results show that (a) the association of the three indicators weakens as key explanatory factors of fear of crime are accounted for, (b) crime experiences are related to feeling unsafe at home alone after dark only via its association with feeling unsafe walking alone after dark and worry about becoming a victim of crime and (c) indirect and direct prior victimization and crime exposure predominantly shape perceived future risk.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/1477370808095123
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15170
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1477370808095123
ISSN: 1477-3708
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