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Who wants safer cities? Perceptions of public safety and attitudes to migrants among China's urban population

Nielsen, Ingrid and Smyth, Russell 2008, Who wants safer cities? Perceptions of public safety and attitudes to migrants among China's urban population, International review of law and economics, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 46-55, doi: 10.1016/j.irle.2007.12.002.

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Title Who wants safer cities? Perceptions of public safety and attitudes to migrants among China's urban population
Author(s) Nielsen, IngridORCID iD for Nielsen, Ingrid orcid.org/0000-0002-9065-9778
Smyth, Russell
Journal name International review of law and economics
Volume number 28
Issue number 1
Start page 46
End page 55
Total pages 10
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2008-03
ISSN 0144-8188
Keyword(s) China
Crime
Public opinion
Public safety
Social Sciences
Economics
Law
Business & Economics
Government & Law
Summary Most extant research in the economics of crime literature has focused on explaining variations in crime rates. Public action to prevent crime, however, is often dependent on the level of concern about public safety that is expressed in public perceptions surveys. The economics of crime literature has largely overlooked responses to such surveys as data sources and therefore it has not accounted for the role that public opinion might have in mobilizing public action against crime. We use a unique survey administered in 2003 in 32 Chinese cities to examine the determinants of perceptions of public safety among China's urban population. One of our major findings is that individuals who have a negative perception of rural-urban migrants living in their city have a poor perception of public safety. We also find that the unemployment rate, the masculinity ratio and expenditure on armed police in the city in which the individual resides, whether the individual lives in the coastal region as opposed to the central or western region and average changes in housing prices and average changes in rental prices in the city in which the individual lives are important predictors of perceptions of public safety. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.irle.2007.12.002
Field of Research 150311 Organisational Behaviour
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2007, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30076704

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