Women more anx­ious, fear­ful due to rise in crime

Cyprus Today - - NEWS -

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.

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