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Age of hope or anxiety?: dynamics of the fear of crime in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-09T15:32:50Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-09T15:32:50Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4049
dc.description HSRC Policy Brief, March en
dc.description.abstract The fear of crime has a negative impact on quality of life at the individual, community and societal levels. This phenomenon, which tends to rely on racial stereotypes, has the effect of reducing the sense of trust and cohesion within communities, limiting people's mobility and hastening retreat from public spaces. This Policy Brief shows that the scope of fear extends beyond a specific minority of the population and that urban, informal settlement dwellers are the most concerned about crime. These insecurities, however, have not tempered the resolute optimism about South Africa's prospects. The brief recommends that reducing the fear of crime should be recognised as a priority alongside that of reducing crime itself. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject FEAR OF CRIME en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY (SASAS) en
dc.subject PUBLIC OPINION en
dc.title Age of hope or anxiety?: dynamics of the fear of crime in South Africa en
dc.type Policy briefs en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.BudgetYear 2008/09 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6559 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=14728 en
dc.outputnumber 5216 en
dc.bibliographictitle Roberts, B. (2008) Age of hope or anxiety?: dynamics of the fear of crime in South Africa. (HSRC Policy Brief, March). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4049 en
dc.publicationyear 2008 en
dc.contributor.author1 Roberts, B. en


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