oru.sePublikationer
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Predicting perceived risk of crime: a multilevel study
Department of Psychology, University of Torino, Turin, Italy . (Youth & Society)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5214-9921
Department of Psychology, University of Torino, Turin, Italy .
Department of Developmental and Social Psychology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy .
2011 (English)In: American Journal of Community Psychology, ISSN 0091-0562, E-ISSN 1573-2770, Vol. 48, no 3-4, 384-394 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

With a sample of Italians selected from 71 Italian counties (N = 1,868), we performed two multilevel analyses aimed at predicting the perceived risk of crime at local (i. e., in the participants' county of residence) and at societal (i. e., in the context of Italian society) levels. A significant proportion of the variation in local risk perception was at the county level. The following individual variables predicted higher levels of this variable: indirect victimization, the perception of social and physical disorder, being a woman, being poorly educated, and being an older person. Among the ecological predictors, the crime rate and unemployment rate predicted higher levels of local crime risk perception, while the immigrant rate did not. Perceived risk of crime at the societal level did not show significant variation at the county level. Education, being a man, trusting people, and adhesion to post-materialistic values predicted lower levels of societal crime risk perception, while number of sons/daughters and exposure to television news increased it. The limitations and possible development of this study are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 48, no 3-4, 384-394 p.
Keyword [en]
Disorder; Multilevel analysis; Perceived risk of crime; Psychological reactions to crime; Social peripherality; Victimization
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-42300DOI: 10.1007/s10464-010-9386-xISI: 000296727800020PubMedID: 21161721Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-80855141542OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-42300DiVA: diva2:784749
Available from: 2015-01-30 Created: 2015-01-30 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Russo, Silvia
In the same journal
American Journal of Community Psychology
Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 233 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf