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Volume 402: debated on Friday 4 April 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what studies his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated of the fear of crime amongst (i) women, (ii) men, (iii) older people and (iv) young people. [106819]

Worry about crime and personal safety by sex and age 2001–02
Percentage feeling very worried about
BurglaryMuggingPhysical attackRapeInsulted or PercentagesTheft of a car1Theft from a carBCS Percentage feeling very unsafe walking alone in area after dark
60 or older1210624131110
60 or older1722191811171234
1 Based on car-owners only


BCS 2001/2.

Home Office Statistical Bulletin 07/02, Table 9.04

Results for the year ending March 2003 will be available in July 2003.

In addition to the annual British Crime Survey, the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate commissions a wide range of other social research, development, statistical economics and modelling work, all of which build up the evidence base, deliver key National statistics and support practical delivery of key Home Office targets for all seven Home Office aims. This includes research to establish 'what works' in reducing fear of crime as part of the Crime Reduction Programme evaluation. Copies of the Research Development and Statistics Directorate's annual work programme since 1998–99 are in the Library.