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Abstract

This study examined the distribution of fear of crime and the influence of selected predictor variables of fear of crime among African-American male residents of Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. The sample consists of over 240 male participants between the ages of 15 and 99. An important anomaly was found: 73 percent of the Atlanta sample and 76 percent of the Washington sample do not view fear of crime as problematic in their communities. However, the other findings support existing research positing a relationship between fear of crime, age, marital status, and education.

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