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This article aims to investigate the level and factors affecting fear of crime in two different regions of Mashhad. Samples of 228 persons living in these regions were selected with multistage sampling survey method. The 4th region is located in the poorest part of Mashhad while the 9th region is one of the richest parts of Mashhad. The findings indicate that fear of crime among persons living in region 4, was higher than the other region. Factors affecting fear of crime in these two areas include: the social disorganization, lack of trust on police and diversity of subcultures. In addition, in relation to media consumption and social bonds these two regions are different. In repeated victims, fear of crime was a bit more than other people. Also, there is a relationship between some demographic variables (such as sex, education and marital status) and fear of crime.