English title: Concerns about Violent Crime in France: Does Immigrant Status Make a Difference in Public Perceptions of Safety?

Author(s): Viviana Andreescu -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2015


The present analysis compares and contrasts groups of natives and immigrants in France in terms of their prior exposure to victimization and their perceived risk of violent victimization based on survey data collected in 2010 from a representative sample of French residents (N=1728). Results show no significant inter-group differences regarding victimization experience and fear of violent victimization. In both subsamples, direct or vicarious victimization, as well as distrust in people in general, are significantly and positively associated with higher levels of perceived unsafety. The inter-group differential effect of several fear-of-crime predictors is also observed and the implications of the findings are briefly discussed.

Volume: 9

Issue: 1

From page no: 49

To page no: 68

Refereed: Yes


Journal: Journal of Identity and Migration Studies

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