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Downtown Safety, Security, and Development in New York City, 1984 (ICPSR 9326)

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This data collection was designed to address problems of crime as a barrier to the economic health of three outlying commercial centers of New York City: Brooklyn, Fordham Road in the Bronx, and Jamaica Center in Queens. Included in the survey are variables concerning the respondent's age, race, gender, family income, length of residence, and personal victimization experience. Also included are variables pertaining to perceptions of safety, physical disorder in the area, and source of information about crime in the commercial center.

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Study Description


Milder, N. David. DOWNTOWN SAFETY, SECURITY, AND DEVELOPMENT IN NEW YORK CITY, 1984. New York, NY: Regional Plan Association [producer], 1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (84-IJ-CX-0006, and 85-IJ-CX-0070)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   commercial districts, crime, economic conditions

Geographic Coverage:   New York City, New York (state), United States

Time Period:  

  • 1984

Date of Collection:  

  • 1984

Universe:   All residents in New York City commercial districts of downtown Brooklyn, Fordham Road in the Bronx, and Jamaica Center in Queens.

Data Types:   survey data


Sample:   A random sample of residents living in the three areas was systematically selected from the telephone directory.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

Restrictions: For reasons of confidentiality, telephone numbers of respondents have been removed from the data file.


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