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CRIME AND FEAR OF CRIME SUVRVEY AND ANALYSIS
The following survey is a binomial design ad was designed to assess the attitudes of
crime or fear of crime with a limited survey group of five individuals. To attach a
modicum of reliability and validity to such a limited survey group, research was done to
include multiple socioeconomic and geographical components to the study. After
reviewing the demographic data, an ad hoc interview, albeit without strict adherence to
survey norms, was undertaken with two retired North Port retired detectives to ensure
that so called “hot spots” for crime and low crime areas were included. While strict
adherence to survey integrity was not fully exercised, the value of the interview,
regarding the locations, in which to seek participants for the survey, was clearly in the
milieu of the interviewees. The information was used to ensure that at least one subject
resided in an area of high crime and one in an area of low crime.
Regarding citing of resources utilized in creating the 25 questions included in the
survey, the author has made use of multiple existing studies regarding fear of crime
surveys. A compilation of the authors questions, selected questions from multiple
surveys and the combination of multiple survey questions has been used. To make it
easier for the reader to review the study and its results, the citing is included as a
compilation at the end of the article rather than attempting to cite each author for each
question in the survey.
The survey was taken within the “city” of North Port, Florida (North Port Demographic
and Real Estate Data). The city of North Port has a population of 64,274. North Port is
the 47
th
largest city in Florida. The term “city” is a misnomer as there is no “city central”
location and the population are dispersed over 104. Square miles. Median family
income

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is $53,815 with a per capita income of $20,070. The racial composition of the city is
80.8% white, 7.4% African American, 7.5% Hispanic or Latino, all others 4.3%. The city
has a relatively low population density and is relatively a “quiet’ city. 18.735 of the adults
in North Port have a bachelor’s degree. The city is a mix of blue collar and white-collar
families and has a dispersal, by neighborhood, of the same.
Number of crimes in North Port (North Port Florida, Crime Analytics) (North Port
Demographic and Real Estate Data).
Number of crimes Violent Property Total
89 867 956
Crime rate per 1000 residents 1.38 13.49 14.67
Chances of becoming a victim of violent crime in North Port Florida is 1 in 722; the
numbers for Florida are 1 in 232. The chance of being a victim of property crime in
North port Florida is 1 in 74; the numbers for Florida are 1 in 37. North port Crimes per
square mile is 9 compared to a national median of 31.9 and a Florida median of 62.
The survey will consist of a pre-survey interview determining valid statistics on the
individual being interviewed and any pertinent details that would impact the survey
results. This part of the survey will include a textural documentation of the foregoing
information.
The methodology is a variant of multi-stage survey methods involving random selection
with a cognizant element of neighborhood crime, regions and clusters. The survey was
conducted on a modified door to door premise with accidental non-probability attributes.
Face to face interviews were exclusively employed in the survey. The survey questions
consisted of 25 close-ended quantitative questions and the face to face procedure
allowed for clarification of questions where needed. The survey attempted to adhere to
four of the validity values; Face Validity, Content Validity, Construct Validity and

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CRIME AND FEAR OF CRIME SUVRVEY AND ANALYSIS The following survey is a binomial design ad was designed to assess the attitudes of crime or fear of crime with a limited survey group of five individuals. To attach a modicum of reliability and validity to such a limited survey group, research was done to include multiple socioeconomic and geographical components to the study. After reviewing the demographic data, an ad hoc interview, albeit without strict adherence to survey norms, was undertaken with two retired North Port retired detectives to ensure that so called “hot spots” for crime and low crime areas were included. While strict adherence to survey integrity was not fully exercised, the value of the interview, regarding the locations, in which to seek participants for the survey, was clearly in the milieu of the interviewees. The information was used to ensure that at least one subject resided in an area of high crime and one in an area of low crime. Regarding citing of resources utilized in creating the 25 questions included in the survey, the author has made use of multiple existing studies regarding fear of crime surveys. A compilation of the authors questions, selected questions from multiple surveys and the combination of multiple survey questions has been used. To make it easier for the reader to review the study and its results, the citing is included as a compilation at the end of the article rather than attempting to cite each author for each question in the ...
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