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Findings

Canadians’ use of protective and precautionary measures

Findings from the 2004 General Social Survey show that among all lifetime protective measures, Canadians were most likely to have changed their routine or avoided certain places (35%), installed burglar alarms or motion detectors (34%) and installed new locks or security bars (31%). [Full text]

The impact of personal and household characteristics on the use of crime prevention measures

The likelihood that a person will take preventive actions or modify their behaviours and lifestyles to prevent criminal victimization will often depend on their demographic and personal characteristics. [Full text]

Usage of crime prevention measures and perceptions of neighbourhood crime and social disorder

Research has shown that perceptions of neighbourhood crime and social disorder can have an impact on individuals’ perceived risk of criminal victimization, their fear of crime, and their subsequent use of crime prevention measures. [Full text]

Multivariate analysis: Identifying independent factors that predict the use of prevention measures

While the analysis provides a profile of the characteristics that are associated with the use of crime prevention measures, it does not take into account that certain personal, household, and neighbourhood factors can be correlated with one another. [Full text]

Summary

People may employ a variety of strategies to manage their risk of criminal victimization. [Full text]

 


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