An Examination of Fear of Crime: Kadikoy Example

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Erkan N. Ç., Sevin B.

PLANLAMA-PLANNING, vol.28, no.3, pp.315-327, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/planlama.2018.82787
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-327
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Fear of crime is described as a fear or anxiety of becoming a victim of a crime. The fear of crime affects the way of life of the individual, is therefore a comprehensive, complicated and an important problem. It is not only a spatial matter but is also connected to social and psychological factors. This makes the concept of fear of crime an urban phenomenon. Fear of crime is associated with crime that threatens the safe life in cities, but is also partly independent of the crime itself. According to researches, the decrease in crime rates do not lead to a decrease in fear of crime in the same parallel. This process shows that there are other factors influencing the fear of crime.