Does Fear of Crime Reflect the Reality of Life on Britain's Streets?
Morris, Nigel, The Independent (London, England)
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Why are we asking this now?
Jacqui Smith has admitted she would not feel comfortable walking London's streets alone after dark - whether it be in deprived Hackney or affluent Chelsea.
Critics immediately pounced on the Home Secretary's confession as "an admission of failure" and pointed out that millions of shift- workers without the luxury of a bodyguard have to travel late at night.
Efforts by her aides to undo the damage only made things worse when they claimed she had recently bought a kebab in Peckham, south- east London, at night. It later transpired her trip to the takeaway took place in the early evening and in the company …
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Publication information: Article title: Does Fear of Crime Reflect the Reality of Life on Britain's Streets?. Contributors: Morris, Nigel - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: January 22, 2008. Page number: 30. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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