Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Fear > Fear of Crime

This scale measures the extent to which an individual fears violent crimes such as murder and rape.

Data File: Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

Source: Chapman Universitty. 2014. The Chapman University Survey of American Fears. Orange, CA: Earl Babbie Research Center.


General Instructions:

Reverse code all items such that 1=4; 2=3; 3=2; 4=1. Sum all items.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


FEAR_MUG from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

How afraid are you of being victimized in the following ways? Being mugged. [FEAR_MUGGING] (FEAR_MUG)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid865.6
2) Afraid23415.2
3) Somewhat afraid59038.4
4) Not afraid at all62740.8
Missing35 
TOTAL1,537100.0

FEAR_MUR from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

How afraid are you of being victimized in the following ways? Murder. [FEAR_MURDER] (FEAR_MUR)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid1268.2
2) Afraid19712.9
3) Somewhat afraid44228.9
4) Not afraid at all76349.9
Missing44 
TOTAL1,528100.0

FEAR_RAP from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

How afraid are you of being victimized in the following ways? Sexual assault. [FEAR_RAPE] (FEAR_RAP)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid1107.2
2) Afraid19512.7
3) Somewhat afraid40526.5
4) Not afraid at all82053.6
Missing44 
TOTAL1,530100.0

FEAR_SHO from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

How afraid are you of being victimized in the following ways? Being the victim of a random/mass shooting. [FEAR_SHOOTING] (FEAR_SHO)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid1399.1
2) Afraid24816.3
3) Somewhat afraid51133.5
4) Not afraid at all62841.2
Missing48 
TOTAL1,526100.0



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