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Table 4 Factor loadings for three dimensions of perceived safety (n = 1390)

From: Correlates of local safety-related concerns in a Swedish Community: a cross-sectional study

  Derived factora
  I. Structural indicators of social disorder II. Contact with disorderly behaviour III. Existential insecurity
Percentage of variation explained 40.2 12.1 10.3
Cronbach alpha 0.78 0.78 0.65
Factor loadings    
Graffiti 0.83   
Car theft 0.74   
Litter 0.73   
Disturbing neighbours   0.83  
Disturbed night rest   0.82  
Tobacco smoking   0.58  
Alcohol consumption   0.54  
Sense of safety in evening and night    0.74
Fear of crime    0.73
Sense of safety in daytime    0.73
  1. aFactor loadings < 0.5 are not represented.