Causal model of fear of crime among people in Bangkok

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Wichien Prechathamwong Veenunkarn Rujiprak

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Quantitative research was applied to explore the fear-of-crime level among people in Bangkok by distributing questionnaires to 960 Bangkok residents living in the Inner Bangkok, urban fringe, and suburban areas. The findings suggest that females exhibited higher vulnerability and risk perception of fear of crime than males, whereas gender, perceived social disorganization, and experience of victimization indirectly affected fear of crime through perceived risk of victimization, satisfaction with the police community crime preventive measures, and people participation in the campaign. Moreover, gender and the experience of being a crime victim also indirectly affected fear of crime. The research findings provide primary data to promote preventive measures regarding com- munity crimes and guidance on how to reduce the fear-of-crime level.

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PRECHATHAMWONG, Wichien; RUJIPRAK, Veenunkarn. Causal model of fear of crime among people in Bangkok. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 40, n. 3, p. 585–590, oct. 2019. ISSN 2452-3151. Available at: <http://kuojs.lib.ku.ac.th/index.php/kjss/article/view/3020>. Date accessed: 22 nov. 2019.
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