A Study on the Fear of Crime in Women in the Urban Area

Temurçin K., Kılıç M. , Aldirma Y.

JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY-COGRAFYA DERGISI, no.41, pp.45-60, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 41
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/jgeog2020-0003
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-60


Crime and its consequences, which are becoming visible in the urban space, generate apprehension and a sense of fear in the individual's world. Fear of crime affects all segments of society in different ways, but it's observed especially in women and its results cause more visible measures/reactions in people's lives. The reason for this fear situation is analysed by social analysis, the physical environment in which the people live in the background is also thought to be effective. The fears of crime experienced by women in Baglar, a neighbourhood of the city of Isparta, were investigated together with their spatiality. A case study was selected from the qualitative research patterns, interviews were conducted with the random sampling method, and the findings obtained in the interview were evaluated together with the physical elements of the city. The first emphasizes that spatial irregularities are effective in the formation of fear of crime or the feeling of fear, and in the second, social issues and deterioration in the social environment have an important role in interpreting the fear of crime at the social level. Feelings of fear or safety in women is explained with both the physical and the social appearance of the neighbourhood.