SEATTLE — A recent column in the Seattle Times has implied that people in some neighborhoods of Seattle have an irrational fear of crime when compared to the actual statistics published in the latest Seattle Public Safety Survey Report. According to a new Seattle University survey, some residents reported a high fear of crime when in reality the crime rates are below average.

To further break down the report and discuss "Mean World Syndrome" is Dr. Jacqueline Helfgott, a professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Seattle University and co-author of the 2017 Seattle Public Safety Survey Results report.

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