Worry about crime in Europe. A model-based small area estimation from the European Social Survey

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Worry about crime is known to be higher in some European regions than
others. However, cross-national surveys, which are the main source of information to map worry about crime across Europe, are designed to be
representative of large areas (countries), and regions often suffer from
small and unrepresentative sample sizes. This research produces reliable
model-based small area estimates of worry about crime at regional level
from European Social Survey data, in order to map the phenomenon and
examine its macro-level predictors. Model-based small area estimation techniques borrow strength across areas to produce reliable estimates of
parameters of interest. Estimates of worry about crime are higher in
most Southern and Eastern European regions, in contrast to Northern and Central Europe

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Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Criminology
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2019

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