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Pub. Type:
Crime, Grime, Fear, and Decline: A Longitudinal Look
Subtitle/Series Name:
Research in Brief
Pub. Date:
Although physical conditions in selected Baltimore, MD, neighborhoods deteriorated over the period 1981 to 1994, residents did not report that physical or social problems were significantly worse, nor were residents living in significantly more fear. Earlier deterioration did not cause a neighborhood to 'go downhill' faster. Incivilities made no independent impacts on changes in house value, home ownership or education levels. Incivilities did, however, shape later changes in poverty and vacancy rates. Neither residents' reports of incivilities in 1982 nor incivilities assessed in 1981 contributed independently and substantially to changes in fear of crime in the neighborhoods between 1982 and 1994. Far more influential was earlier neighborhood status. Tables, figure, notes source
NCJ 177603
United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice
Place of Production:
Washington, DC

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