Neighborhood/Block Conditions

Neighborhood/Block Conditions
Perkins‚ Florin & Rich‚ 1990
Adapted by Houston Community Demonstration Project‚ 1993
 
1. Property damage? Is that …
2. Drug dealing? Is that …
3. Groups of young people hanging around? Is that…
4. Physical assaults of people on the street? Is that …
5. Organized gangs? Is that …
6. Physical fighting? Is that …
7. Gunshots? Is that …
8. Lack of supervised activities for youth? Is that …
9. Feeling unsafe while out alone on your block during the day? Is that …
10. Feeling unsafe while out alone on your block during the day? Is that …
11. Inadequate recreational facilities available for young people? Is that…
12. Feeling unsafe in your home? Is that …
13. Poor city services‚ like trash pick-up and police response? Is that …
 
 
This instrument can be found on page 349 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_Compendium.pdf
 
Point values are assigned as follows:
No problem=1‚ A minor problem=2‚ A serious problem=3
Point values for responses are summed and then divided by the total number of items. Blank items should not be counted in the number of responses. Higher scores indicate higher levels of perceived problems in residents’ neighborhood.
 

Perkins DD‚ Florin P‚ Rich RC‚ Wandersman A‚ Chavis DM. Participation and the social and physical environment of residential blocks: crime and community context. American Journal of Community Psychology 1990;18(1):83-115.

Houston Community Demonstration Project. Houston‚ TX: City of Houston Health and Human Services Department‚ 1993.