Repeat Victimisation or “Victim Proness” of a Person, Place, Vehicle or Target

932 Words4 Pages
MALISSA HULME CMY 3705 29 AUGUSTUS 2011 SEMESTER 2: MODULE 1 ASSIGNMENT 01 FULLY DISCUSS REPEAT VICTIMISATION OR “VICTIM PRONESS” OF A PERSON, PLACE, VEHICLE OR TARGET 1) Explain The Statement Crime in South Africa poses one of the wounds that stain the face of post-apartheid in South Africa. Homicide, rape and indecent assault of women, men, and children and the elderly, as well as violent house and business robberies has conduced to multiple psychological traumas and distress, as well as a weakened sense of individual and community security within the South African population. The occurrence of crime in Cape Town between 1993 and 1997 indicates that 17 per cent of victims had been victimised more than once, either by the same crime type or another type of crime. This phenomenon is important to record as it raises a number of questions about crime prevention and how limited resources can be targeted most effectively. Repeat victimization occurs when the same person, household, place, business, vehicle or other target suffers multiple criminal incidents over a specified period of time (usually measured over a 12 month period). However near repeat victimization or near/virtual repeats refer to targets with similar characteristics or situations. Repeats refer to the same or different crime types. It is generally putative that small quantities of any population of potential targets experience a vastly disproportionate amount of crime as they are repeatedly victimized. The significance for many policy purposes, but particularly crime prevention, is that a focus upon repeats can significantly increase the efficiency with which resources are used. Most repeat victimization research relates to how it can be prevented. According to the JR, Policy, Planning and Performance Officer, national research has revealed the following

More about Repeat Victimisation or “Victim Proness” of a Person, Place, Vehicle or Target

Open Document