The phenomena of multiple victimization: The relationship between personal and property crime risk


 
Author(s)Hope, Tim, Bryan, Jane, Trickett, Alan, and Denise R. Osborn
Title The phenomena of multiple victimization: The relationship between personal and property crime risk
Source British Journal of Criminology, Autumn 2001, Vol 41, Issue 4, pp595-617
Date 2001
Document type Journal article
Coverage United Kingdom 
Summary This article examines multiple crime type victimisation where some households or persons are victims of more than one kind of offence in a given period of time. Data from the 1992 British Crime Survey formed the basis for the study. The authors found two significant findings from the study. One finding was that there is a significant and positive association between the possibility of becoming both a victim of property crime and a victim of personal crime. It is suggested that multiple victimisation may particularly occur amongst those suffering socio-economic disadvantage. The second significant finding was that prior victimisation experience appears to affect the risk of present victimisation across crime types. The authors suggest that future research should focus on the longitudinal development of victimisation, in the context of other events in the victim's life.
Keywords Victimisation; re-victimisation; multiple victimisation; socio-economic disadvantage; property crime; personal crime; British Crime Survey
Topic

Victimisation