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Night walking safety and overall satisfaction with police services

Ozhand Ganjavi (Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada)
Rolland LeBrasseur (Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada)
Robert Whissell (Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada)

Policing: An International Journal

ISSN: 1363-951X

Article publication date: 1 March 2000



This is a report based on a survey that was conducted in the Regional Municipality of Sudbury, Ontario Canada, which includes a medium‐size city and its surrounding towns. The citizenry was surveyed on a variety of issues including perceptions of safety and satisfaction with police services. Overall satisfaction, using regression analysis, was predicted by policing variables such as service delivery, handling problem situations, and interpersonal skills. Night walking safety, using discriminant analysis, was dependent on personal factors such as gender, home ownership, location, employment, age, visibility (of police), and policing variables such as handling of problems, how serious problems were in the neighborhood. A profile of the unsafe walker at night is presented. Implications for program planning and delivery are discussed.



Ganjavi, O., LeBrasseur, R. and Whissell, R. (2000), "Night walking safety and overall satisfaction with police services", Policing: An International Journal, Vol. 23 No. 1, pp. 22-37.




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