Fear of Crime and the Guardian Angels: Attitudes of New York City Subway Riders, 1984 (ICPSR 8531)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Dennis Jay Kenney


Version V1

These data focus on the potential effectiveness of the Guardian Angels in their attempts to combat fear and crime on the New York City subways. Respondents were asked about their perceived fear of crime while riding the subways, the likelihood of their becoming victims of crimes, their opinions about the crime problem on the subways, and their knowledge and observations of the Guardian Angels.

Kenney, Dennis Jay. Fear of Crime and the Guardian Angels:  Attitudes of New York City Subway Riders, 1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08531.v1

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1983-06 -- 1984-09

1984-06-01 -- 1984-09-30

New York City subway riders.

personal interviews

survey data



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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.