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Concentration of crime as a measure of repeat victimization

Author(s): Vasiljević-Prodanović Danica

Journal: Temida
ISSN 1450-6637

Volume: 15;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 67;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: repeat victimization | concentration of crime

It is well known that large proportion of all crimes are commited against victims who have been victimized before. Focusing preventive measures on repeat victims may help reduce repeat victimization as well as the crime rate. In order to achieve this, we have to identify cases of repeat victimization. Research on concentration of crime is very important for understanding crime trends and detecting areas with repeated victimization. Knowledge of concentration of crime may help planning of preventive strategies. If there is a high concentration of crime, prevention strategy will be oriented to individuals that are at risk of repeated victimization. The aim of this paper is to highlight the significance of research on concentration of crime as a parameter indicating the extent of repeated victimization. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 179044: Razvoj metodologije evidentiranja kriminaliteta kao osnova efikasnih mera za njegovo suzbijanje i prevenciju]
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