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Neighborhood Environment, Perceived Risk of Victimization, and Fear of Crime in Seoul, South Korea: An Empirical Assessment

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A number of studies have identified factors that affect fear of crime in urban residential neighborhoods. Only a few studies, however, have explored the fear of crime in a major metropolitan area outside the United States. To contribute to the understanding of fear of crime outside the U.S., this study seeks to test the applicability of the neighborhood environment and perceived risk of victimization on fear of crime within the Korean social context. Using a sample of 472 adult citizens in Seoul, the research examined the neighborhood environment (social and physical disorder, regional cohesion, and regional policing activities) and fear of crime. It also asked whether the perceived risk of victimization affects fear of crime. Findings indicate that social and physical disorder directly contributes to the level of fear of crime and the perceived risk of victimization. Consistent with findings in the U.S., perceived risk of victimization were significant predictors of fear of crime in Seoul. Implications of the study for fear of crime research and specific policies to reduce fear of crime in Seoul neighborhoods are explored.
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Sung, Jason. and Choi, Kyung-shick. "Neighborhood Environment, Perceived Risk of Victimization, and Fear of Crime in Seoul, South Korea: An Empirical Assessment" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, Nov 14, 2012 <Not Available>. 2014-12-11 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p575888_index.html>

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Sung, J. Y. and Choi, K. , 2012-11-14 "Neighborhood Environment, Perceived Risk of Victimization, and Fear of Crime in Seoul, South Korea: An Empirical Assessment" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL <Not Available>. 2014-12-11 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p575888_index.html

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Abstract: A number of studies have identified factors that affect fear of crime in urban residential neighborhoods. Only a few studies, however, have explored the fear of crime in a major metropolitan area outside the United States. To contribute to the understanding of fear of crime outside the U.S., this study seeks to test the applicability of the neighborhood environment and perceived risk of victimization on fear of crime within the Korean social context. Using a sample of 472 adult citizens in Seoul, the research examined the neighborhood environment (social and physical disorder, regional cohesion, and regional policing activities) and fear of crime. It also asked whether the perceived risk of victimization affects fear of crime. Findings indicate that social and physical disorder directly contributes to the level of fear of crime and the perceived risk of victimization. Consistent with findings in the U.S., perceived risk of victimization were significant predictors of fear of crime in Seoul. Implications of the study for fear of crime research and specific policies to reduce fear of crime in Seoul neighborhoods are explored.


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