Women more anxious, fearful due to rise in crime
RISING crime and economic crisis has made more people anxious and fearful, particularly women, a survey has shown.
September’s quarterly telephone poll conducted by the Centre on Migration, Identity and Rights Studies (CMIRS) found that the level of general “happiness” reported by respondents had fallen to 5.43 out of a possible 10, compared with 6.59 in June and 6.80 in February.
Asked about their state of mind, 64.24 per cent of those surveyed said they were ”anxious”, compared to 44.59 in June, while those feeling “depressed” rose to 19.36 per cent from 15.53 per cent. Women reported a drop in their “social confidence” in the face of rising crime, from 2.48 per cent to 1.71 per cent, while that of men showed a decline from 3.42 per cent to 2.48 per cent.