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No city environment reflects the meaning of urban life better than a public place. A public place, whatever its nature—a park, a mall, a train platform or a street corner—is where people pass by, meet each other and at times become a victim of crime. With this book, we submit that crime and safety in public places are not issues that can be easily dealt with within the boundaries of a single discipline. The book aims to illustrate the complexity of patterns of crime and fear in public places with examples of studies on these topics contextualized in different cities and countries around the world. This is achieved by tackling five cross-cutting themes: the nature of the city’s environment as a backdrop for crime and fear; the dynamics of individuals’ daily routines and their transit safety; the safety perceptions experienced by those who are most in fear in public places; the metrics of crime and fear; and, finally, examples of current practices in promoting safety. All these original chapters contribute to our quest for safer, more inclusive, resilient, equitable and sustainable cities and human settlements aligned to the Global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

part I|72 pages

Crime and fear in public places

chapter 1|13 pages

Crime and fear in public places

Aim, scope and context
ByVania Ceccato, Juma Assiago, Mahesh K. Nalla
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chapter 2|22 pages

The circumstances of crime and fear in public places

A review of theories
ByVania Ceccato
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chapter 3|35 pages

The architecture of crime and fear of crime

Research evidence on lighting, CCTV and CPTED features 1
ByVania Ceccato
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part II|70 pages

The environment

chapter 4|33 pages

Do green areas affect crime and safety?

ByVania Ceccato, Ana Canabarro, Lisandra Vazquez
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chapter 5|17 pages

Safety of urban park users

The case of Poznań, Poland
ByEmilia Bogacka
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chapter 6|18 pages

The role of public places in Disability Hate Crimes (DHCs)

ByAntonio Iudici, Riccardo Girolimetto
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part III|72 pages

The movement

chapter 7|15 pages

Youth safety in public transportation

The case of eastern Mexico City, Mexico
ByJavier Romero-Torres, Vania Ceccato
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chapter 8|16 pages

Transit safety among college students in Tokyo-Kanagawa, Japan

Victimization, safety perceptions and preventive measures
BySeiji Shibata
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chapter 9|18 pages

Women and LGBTI youth as targets

Assessing transit safety in Rio Claro, Brazil
ByFarid Nourani, Sérgio Luis Antonello, José Silvio Govone, Vania Ceccato
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chapter 10|21 pages

An analysis of transit safety among college students in Lagos, Nigeria

BySmart E. Otu, Augustine Agugua
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part IV|74 pages

The users’ perspective

chapter 11|15 pages

Contested gendered space

Public sexual harassment and women’s safety work
ByFiona Vera-Gray, Liz Kelly
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chapter 12|18 pages

Sexual harassment in public spaces in India

Victimization and offending patterns
ByMahesh K. Nalla
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chapter 13|15 pages

Does context matter?

Older adults’ safety perceptions of neighborhood environments in Sweden
ByVanessa Stjernborg, Roya Bamzar
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chapter 14|24 pages

Individual and spatial dimensions of women’s fear of crime

A Scandinavian study case
ByAnna Yates, Vania Ceccato
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part V|56 pages

The metrics

chapter 15|14 pages

Contextual determinants of fear of crime in public transit

An Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) pilot study
ByYasemin Irvin-Erickson, Ammar A. Malik, Faisal Kamiran
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chapter 16|21 pages

Mapping Open Drug Scenes (ODS)

ByMia-Maria Magnusson
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chapter 17|19 pages

“Fear in 280 characters”

A new approach for evaluation of fear over time in cyberspace 1
ByFrancisco J. Castro-Toledo, Tobias Gretenkort, Miriam Esteve, Fernando Miró-Llinares
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part VI|72 pages

The intervention

chapter 18|15 pages

Fear of the dark

The potential impact of reduced street lighting on crime and fear of crime 1
ByPia Struyf
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chapter 19|17 pages

Evaluating harm-reduction initiatives in a night-time economy and music festival context

ByLaura Garius, Bethany Ward, Kirsty Teague, Andromachi Tseloni
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chapter 20|22 pages

Crime and fear in Hollygrove—building neighborhood resilience

ByMateja Mihinjac, Gregory Saville
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chapter 21|16 pages

Safety in the making

An assessment of urban planners’ practices in municipalities in Sweden
ByVania Ceccato
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part VII|24 pages

Crime and fear in public places

chapter 22|14 pages

Crime and fear in public places

A global look
ByMahesh K. Nalla, Vania Ceccato
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chapter 23|8 pages

Responding to crime and fear in public places

Towards an agenda for research and practice
ByVania Ceccato, Juma Assiago
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