Rural-urban origin and fear of crime: the case for 'rural baggage' ( Canada).

L. W. Kennedy, H. Krahn

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Studies comparing the fear of crime of residents of different-sized communities have considered only one dimension of the relationship between urban life and fear of crime. This paper extends previous research by examining the effects of rural-urban origin, using survey data from two large western Canadian cities. The identification of important interaction effects between size of place or origin and length of residence in the city, gender, and age allows discussion of how 'rural baggage' may influence current city residents' subjective responses to the urban environment. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-260
Number of pages14
JournalRural Sociology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science


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