skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 160905 Find in a Library
Title: Residential Burglary
Author(s): P Mutsaers
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 92
Sponsoring Agency: Netherlands Ministerie Van Justice
2500 Eh the Hague, Netherlands
Publication Number: ISBN 90-5319-041-4
Sale Source: Netherlands Ministerie Van Justice
Box 20301
2500 Eh the Hague,
Netherlands
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: Dutch
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: Intended primarily for police, justice, local authorities, and other organizations that are involved with the implementation of residential-burglary prevention, this report acts as a reference for information on burglary and preventive measures.
Abstract: The number of residential burglaries in the Netherlands has increased over the past few years. Compared to 1980, the percentage of burglary victims has doubled. Most of the offenders are young males who consume alcohol and drugs at a relatively high rate. Most are uneducated and unemployed. Occasional offenders often respond to an opportunity they find inviting and can be deterred by preventive measures. Professional offenders are experienced at burglary, plan their burglaries well, and are not easily deterred by preventive measures. Financial motives typically underlie burglaries. Most burglary victims live alone. Young men are at relatively greater risk of becoming burglary victims than family households, the elderly, and women. Most burglaries occur in the autumn and winter and mostly at night. The larger the municipality, the greater the risk of burglary. Recommended preventive measures focus on the offender, the victim, and situational prevention. The importance of an integrated policy is emphasized; four burglary prevention projects are described in detail. Using an 11-step strategy, this report shows how a residential burglary project can be prepared and executed. A 107-item bibliography
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Burglary; Crime specific countermeasures; Offender profiles; Residential security; Victim profiles
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=160905

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.