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Perceived Risk of Crime: A Tale of Two Immigrant Groups in Metro Detroit

NCJ Number
252460
Date Published
2017
Length
21 pages
Author(s)
Yuning Wu; Jennifer Wareham
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
Publication Type
Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored), Program/Project Description
Grant Number(s)
2013-IJ-CX-0020
Annotation
Since a particular source of anxiety for many immigrants is personal safety, this study examined the levels and correlates of perceived risk of crime among two understudied immigrant groups, Arab and Chinese immigrants, who resided in an understudied geographic area, the Detroit metropolitan area.
Abstract
Results suggest several universal and immigrant-specific correlates that are significant predictors of Arab and/or Chinese immigrants' perceptions of crime, including self-defense ability, police effectiveness, neighborhood collective efficacy, language proficiency, expectation of U.S. crime condition prior to arrival, and perception of home-society crime. Implications for future research are discussed. (publisher abstract modified)
Date Created: July 20, 2021