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The Fear of Crime Questionnaire is an 8-item measured developed at Fast Track seeking specific information from children about fears of criminal activity against their persons. The questionnaire also asks if these fears resulted in behavioral changes.
A total scale score was developed from the 8 items. Responses to the first 4 items were measured on a 4-point rating scale (1=Not Fearful, 2=A little fearful, 3=Somewhat fearful, 4=Very fearful); responses to the remaining items were measured dichotomously (0=No, 1=Yes). All responses were standardized (M=0.0, SD=1.0). Item z-scores were averaged to yield a total score for this questionnaire.
Results indicate a fairly marked positive skew in both normative and control samples. The questionnaire has adequate internal consistency, and scale scores do not differ between normative and control groups.
Raw Dataset Name: CxAU
Scored Dataset Name: FCQySCc
Neighborhood Characteristics, Assault, Guns, Weapons, Security