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Fear of crime example vernacular  = fuzzy

If you asked 10 people in the street:

Define and explain areas where they are afraid to walk in the dark:

Datasets people use are continuous and discrete at differing scales, historical, architectural, temporal and mythological.

“Smart end of town”  “25 Cromwell Street”

Areas are linguistically ambiguous

Areas may by bound by landscape (I.e. “within the ring-road”) but more usually diffuse

Often have different levels of intensity with the areas

Differences between people.

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