The causes and consequences of fear of crime have largely been studied among adult populations (not adolescents) and almost always with respect to associations between variables without addressing causality.
Introduction Fear of Crime in members of our society today has been widely researched.
For the purpose of this essay, fear of crime is used in the context of an individual’s perceived risk of becoming a victim of crime.
Secondly, that the Media’s portrayal of crimes contributes to society’s perceptions of safety and crime itself, increasing fear of crime in these age groups.
Thirdly, that the Elderly The importance given to certain crimes in the daily newspapers and other media sources shows us proof to the fact that crime is a topic that has the public’s interest and is a focus of their worries (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2001).