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Fear of Crime and the Guardian Angels: Attitudes of New York City Subway Riders, 1984

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Kenney, Dennis Jay
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
commuting (travel); crime prevention; delinquent behavior; public transportation; transportation; victimization
  • Abstract

    These data focus on the potential effectiveness of the Guardian Angels in their attempts to combat fear and crime on the New York City subways. Respondents were asked about their perceived fear of crime while riding the subways, the likelihood of their becoming victims of crimes, their opinions about the crime problem on the subways, and their knowledge and observations of the Guardian Angels.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Interviews
    • DS2: Refusals
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-06 / 1984-09
    Time period: 1983-06--1984-09
  • 1984-06-01 / 1984-09-30
    Collection date: 1984-06-01--1984-09-30
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
New York City subway riders.
2006-01-18 File CB8531.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8531 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08531.v1
  • Ziegenhagen, Eduard A., Brosnan, Dolores. Citizen orientations toward state and non-state policing. Law and Policy.13, (3), 245-257.1991.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1467-9930.1991.tb00069.x (DOI)
  • Kenney, Dennis Jay. Crime, Fear, and the New York City Subways: The Role of Citizen Action. New York: Praeger. 1987.
  • Kenney, Dennis Jay. Crime on the subways: Measuring the effectiveness of the Guardian Angels. Justice Quarterly.3, (4), 481-496.1986.
    • ID: 10.1080/07418828600089071 (DOI)
  • Kenney, Dennis Jay. Examining the Role of Active Citizen Participation in the Law Enforcement Process. Dissertation, Rutgers University. 1986.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Kenney, Dennis Jay (1986): Fear of Crime and the Guardian Angels: Attitudes of New York City Subway Riders, 1984. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.