Burglary Revictimization: The Time Period of Heightened Risk

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Matthew B. Robinson Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Residents can expect and prepare for burglary if they are prone to victimization. The risk for a repeat action of burglary appears immediately after the initial offense. Crime records indicate 25% of repeat burglaries occur within one week of the initial crime and 51% occur within 1 month. This information can facilitate temporary preventive measures by residents and law enforcement officials.

Additional Information

Publication
Robinson, Matthew B. (1998). Burglary Revictimization: The time period of heightened risk for repeat burglary victimization, British Journal of Criminology, 38, 1: 78-87. Original published by Oxford and available at: http://0-bjc.oxfordjournals.org
Language: English
Date: 1998