Fear of crime perceptions of university students
Keywords:fear of crime, fear of crime among university students, Northern Cyprus
In this research, university students’ perceptions of fear of crime are examined in terms of sex, nationality, living area, marital status, victimisation and disorder. The aim of the research is to observe fear of crime literature’s key parameters on university students. Data was obtained from 330 university students studying in one of the state universities through a survey. Bivariate and multivariate results show that female students experience a greater fear of crime compared to male students. Fear of crime is greater amongst Turkish students as opposed to Turkish Cypriot students. Also, it is found that a high perception of disorder factors has an impact on fear of crime among women. Lastly, this study found that neither direct nor indirect victimisation has an impact on fear of crime.
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