Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)


School of Social Work

Degree Name


First Advisor

Dr. Nancy Boxill


This study attempted to explore black female attitudes toward feelings of safety in the black community. In addition,'the study attempted to address the issue of fear of crime and criminal victimization, and how these factors impact black female attitudes toward safety. The subjects for this study were a sample of residents of University Apartments in Southwest Atlanta, Georgia between the ages of 12-85. The data obtained for the study was analzyed quantitatively. The simple frequency distribution for the variables was described and the mean measure of central tendency was described.

The major findings of the study are as follows: (1) There is no difference of fear of crime among older people and younger people, (2) There is no difference of fear of crime for persons who have been victims of crime and those who have not.

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