Lost in Paradise? The perception of security among immigrant communities in Switzerland and its correlates

Details

Ressource 1Download: Milani et al._Lost in paradise_220326.pdf (763.15 [Ko])
State: Public
Version: Final published version
License: CC BY 4.0
Serval ID
serval:BIB_363F16A137C6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Lost in Paradise? The perception of security among immigrant communities in Switzerland and its correlates
Journal
Crime Prevention and Community Safety
Author(s)
Milani Riccardo, Molnar Lorena, Caneppele Stefano
Publication state
Published
Issued date
26/03/2022
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
Research addressing the perception of security of immigrants in Switzerland dates back to the 2000s. Using data from a victimisation survey conducted in Lugano, Switzerland (N = 7885), this study investigates the security perception of immigrant communities and its correlates. In contrast to previous findings, the analyses suggest that a higher percentage of immigrants perceive the city as highly safe than natives, this being more accentuated among extra-European immigrants and recently arrived migrants. At the neighbourhood level, results are less clear-cut. Collective efficacy, police proximity and the perceived ability of self-defence are the main predictors of high-security perceptions while having been a victim of violent crimes decreases the likelihood of perceiving both city and one's neighbourhood as safe. Despite positive results, the manuscript discusses the need for increasing the reliability and validity of the traditional measures used to question the fear of crime and the need for targeted interventions fostering cultural integration.
Create date
31/01/2022 10:54
Last modification date
07/07/2022 6:35
Usage data