How Safe People Feel About Their Personal Safety

2927 Words Apr 2nd, 2015 12 Pages
This research paper will analyze the relationship between how safe people feel about their personal safety and where they live in terms of urban or rural communities. This is an important research because the findings would contribute to the debate on whether is is safer to live in rural or urban areas. It would also analyze the misguided preconceptions that many people have. Depending on the findings, it could help governments make new policies and laws that would benefit problem areas and address the problem of danger zones. The data being used in this study is the Victimization Survey 2009 and the literature reviewed in the paper is mostly based off findings from the United States. To see the relationship of the two variables, analysis of variance because the study deals with a categorical and a quantitative variable. The correlation had a 95% confidence level and showed that most people would say they feel their personal safety is satisfying in both urban and rural areas. To conclude, this study is highly important and contributes to the debate where is it safest to live. It also highlights the relationship between location of residence (rural/urban) and one’s perception of personal safety in a Canadian context.
INTRODUCTION / LITERATURE REVIEW
The relationship between how safe people feel about their personal safety and where they live (urban vs rural communities). This is an important study because there has been opposing arguments on this topic. Some theories like…
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