COVID-19 Fear of Crime

The purpose of this survey study is to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding social restrictions in place on the daily life and feelings of WSTR twin pairs. Given the widespread statewide social restrictions put in place, it is possible that people’s perceptions and normal interactions within their neighborhoods may have changed. We intend to utilize the survey data to investigate the extent to which safety perception and mood may have changed as a function of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent changes in their social environment. Although we are unable to determine the initial “baseline” of these perceptions, the follow-up survey in May 2021 will provide insight as to how much these perceptions may have changed as the COVID-19 pandemic ends and social restrictions are lifted.