Table 10 B. Fear of Crime by Economic Characteristics: 20 Households with a Dog in the Household, Dog in Household for Safety, and Alarm or Safety Lights: 1998 (Numbers in thousands) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ |Characteristics | | | | Alarm or | | | | Dog in | Dog is for | safety | | | | household | safety* | lights | | | Total |------------+------------+------------| | |Households| Percent | Percent | Percent | |--------------------------+----------+------------+------------+------------| |All households | | | | | | Total | 102,652| 32.7| 30.1| 29.6| |Household income quintile | | | | | | Lowest quintile | 20,520| 21.1| 36.8| 18.3| | 2nd quintile | 20,527| 28.1| 32.7| 23.5| | 3rd quintile | 20,538| 33.6| 29.9| 28.7| | 4th quintile | 20,530| 38.5| 29.1| 34.4| | Highest quintile | 20,533| 42.2| 26.2| 43.3| |Household poverty | | | | | | Income below poverty | 12,648| 24.1| 38.4| 16.8| | Income above poverty | 90,003| 33.9| 29.3| 31.5| |Education of householder | | | | | | Not high school graduate| 17,744| 27.9| 36.3| 17.5| | High school graduate | 31,111| 34.5| 27.6| 25.6| | Some college | 29,009| 34.5| 31.0| 32.0| | Bachelors or higher | 24,788| 31.8| 28.7| 40.7| |Occupation of householder | | | | | | Executive | 10,912| 36.5| 27.2| 40.5| | Professional | 11,394| 34.2| 29.6| 39.2| | Technical | 2,321| 35.9| 33.7| 33.8| | Sales | 7,956| 35.7| 27.7| 33.5| | Administrative support | 9,301| 32.4| 29.2| 28.3| | Service | 8,352| 31.7| 34.4| 22.5| | Farm | 1,899| 49.5| 32.7| 18.4| | Craft | 8,663| 43.5| 30.1| 27.5| | Labor | 10,261| 36.3| 29.9| 20.9| |Region | | | | | | Northeast | 19,808| 26.1| 25.2| 30.4| | Midwest | 25,144| 32.9| 25.1| 28.8| | South | 36,086| 35.9| 31.4| 29.0| | West | 21,614| 33.3| 37.3| 31.0| |Metropolitan status | | | | | | Central City | 13,104| 24.5| 30.8| 23.9| | Metropolitan, outside | | | | | | central city | 72,974| 31.7| 30.9| 32.7| | Non-metropolitan | 16,573| 43.5| 27.3| 20.9| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Survey of Income and Program Participation, 1996 Panel, Wave 8 * Universe includes only households with dogs.