R & S Bulletin 31/2016 ‘Perceptions of Crime: Findings from the 2015/16 Northern Ireland Crime Survey’

Date published: 16 December 2016

This bulletin is based on findings from the 2015/16 Northern Ireland Crime Survey (NICS).  In addition to describing respondents’ perceptions of causes of crime, recent changes in crime levels and the extent of anti-social behaviour in the local area, the bulletin illustrates three commonly used measures of concern about crime:

  • worry about crime and personal safety;
  • perceptions of the risk of victimisation; and
  • perceptions of the effect of ‘fear of crime’ on quality of life.
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