City and Insecurity Feeling Creation
Dr. Pasquale Peluso

The feeling of insecurity characterizes and unites the Western societies of the twenty-first century. Despite official statistics emphasize a constant reduction of crime rates, fear crime is constantly growing. The need of security, thus, becomes an important request which should be met by local administrators firstly. The paper starts analyzing the different meanings of urban security for citizens. The several opinions influence both the demand of security, which is different in every contexts, and the feeling of insecurity experienced by citizens. The media play an important role in creating the feeling of insecurity of the citizens, as evidenced in the paper. Finally, the focus is on how the fear of crime changes with reference to the evolution of the social context.

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