This research project addresses the relationship between fear of crime and neighborhood friendship networks, and provides an examination of fear of crime models. The data used were collected using both questionnaires and interviews in a 1988 survey of residents of Nashville, Tennessee. Crosstabulation tables and correlation analyses are presented with results showing a significant relationship between some measures of neighborhood friendship networks and fear of crime. Results also indicate that relationships exist between environmental conditions, previous victimization, personal characteristics, and fear of crime. The possible reasons for these relationships are discussed.
Palmiter, Mandy, "Neighborhood Friendship Networks and Fear of Crime" (1998). Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 35.