Race/ethnicity and perceptions of safety among a national sample of Americans

Kareem L. Jordan, Shaun L. Gabbidon

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Abstract

This article examined the role of race/ethnicity on the perceptions of safety among a diverse sample of Americans. Using a recent Gallup poll, it was revealed that Blacks and Hispanics were less likely than Whites to be satisfied with their safety from harm and violence. The multivariate analyses also found that more educated individuals and those with higher incomes were more likely to be satisfied with their level of safety. Other significant factors included political ideology, church attendance, and region. Split sample logistic regression models found additional significant differences by race/ ethnicity. The implications of the research also are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-294
Number of pages14
JournalCriminal Justice Review
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 9 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Law

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