Fearing Crime, Avoiding Crime

Peter Hall

in London voices, London lives

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9781861349842
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302711 | DOI:
Fearing Crime, Avoiding Crime

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This chapter discusses the impact of crime over the choice of place to live. Crime is an important consideration in deciding where to live and where not to live. However, overall, crime in London does not turn out to be the big issue that most Londoners might imagine it to be. People do not seem to be over-worried about it. This is directly related to the fact that they know plenty of people in their local area and feel that there is a good sense of community in their neighbourhood. However, this is not true in all parts of London. This chapter focuses on the implication of crime on the quality of life in Upton Park, Eltham, Bermondsey, and Heston. Issues discussed in this chapter include: crime and urban churn; comparing places; the deteriorating values of children; policing; the importance of urban design to crime; and safe places.

Keywords: impact of crime; urban design; crime; quality of life; urban churn; policing

Chapter.  12112 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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