‘Street’ Crime

A View from the Left
  • Tony Platt
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Part of the Critical Criminology series book series

Abstract

According to survey after survey, ‘street’ crime ranks as one of the most serious problems in working-class communities. In 1948, only 4 per cent of the population felt that crime was their community’s worst problem. By 1972, according to a Gallup Poll, 21 per cent of the residents of metropolitan centers reported crime as their major concern.1

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