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NCJ Number: 159623 Find in a Library
Title: Preventing Repeat Victimization (From Building a Safer Society: Strategic Approaches to Crime Prevention, volume 19, P 469-534, 1995, Michael Tonry and David P Farrington, eds.)
Author(s): G Farrell
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 66
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
University of Chicago Press
Chicago, IL 60637
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Revictimization, or repeat victimization of individuals and places, represents a large proportion of all victimizations, and preventing revictimization may prevent a large proportion of all offenses.
Abstract: Repeat crimes are disproportionately likely in high-crime areas and in the period shortly after a crime, suggesting that efficient crime prevention may be achieved through rapid, transitory responses to victimization. Because the extent of revictimization is typically underestimated, knowledge of recvictimization patterns may provide the basis for more effective prevention of domestic violence, burglary, car crimes, and other offenses. Quick response alarms, loaned to "high-risk targets" on a temporary basis, represent one way of preventing crime and detecting the criminal. The importance of focusing limited crime prevention resources where they are needed is demonstrated, and data from the 1982 British Crime Survey are appended. 99 references, 15 tables, and 6 figures
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Crime in foreign countries; Crime patterns; Crime prevention measures; Foreign crime statistics; Great Britain/United Kingdom; High crime areas; Physical crime prevention; Statistics; Victimization
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