Does where you live affect how safe you feel?

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Researchers have found older people are likely to be more fearful of crime, but that's only part of the story. In some areas, younger people are just as afraid.

What's behind this perception of being increasingly unsafe, even in areas with low rates of crime? And can improving subjective security help to prevent crime?

Guests:

Rebecca Wickes, Professor in Criminology and Director of the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre

Don Weatherburn, former Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, now a Professor at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and author of 'The Vanishing Criminal'

Period20 Jul 2020

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  • TitleDoes where you live affect how safe you feel?
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC Radio National
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date20/07/20
    DescriptionResearchers have found older people are likely to be more fearful of crime, but that's only part of the story. In some areas, younger people are just as afraid.

    What's behind this perception of being increasingly unsafe, even in areas with low rates of crime? And can improving subjective security help to prevent crime?

    Guests:

    Rebecca Wickes, Professor in Criminology and Director of the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre

    Don Weatherburn, former Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, now a Professor at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and author of 'The Vanishing Criminal'
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/how-safe-do-you-feel/13460652
    PersonsRebecca Wickes