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dc.contributor.authorIgnatans, Dainis
dc.contributor.authorPease, Ken
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-27T15:35:07Z
dc.date.available2018-03-27T15:35:07Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-03
dc.identifier.citationIgnatans, D. and Pease, K. (2016) 'On whom does the burden of crime fall now? Changes over time in counts and concentration', International Review of Victimology, 22 (1):55 .en
dc.identifier.issn02697580
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0269758015610854
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622457
dc.description.abstractA recent publication (Ignatans and Pease, 2015) sought to examine the changed distribution of crime across households in England and Wales over a period encompassing that of the crime drop common to Western countries (1982–2012). It was found that while crime against the most victimised households declined most in absolute terms, the proportion of all crime accounted for by those most victimised increased somewhat. The characteristics associated with highly victimised households were found to be consistent across survey sweeps. The pattern suggested the continued relevance to crime reduction generally of prioritising repeat crimes against the same target. The present paper analyses the changed distribution of crime by offence type. Data were extracted from a total of almost 600,000 respondents from all sweeps of the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) 1982–2012 to determine which types of victimisation became more or less concentrated across households during the overall crime drop. Methodological issues underlying the patterns observed are discussed. Cross-national and crime type extension of work of the kind undertaken here are advocated as both intrinsically important and likely to clarify the dynamics of the crime drop.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0269758015610854en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Review of Victimologyen
dc.subjectVictimisationen
dc.subjectCrime dropen
dc.subjectCrime concentrationen
dc.subjectCriminologyen
dc.titleOn whom does the burden of crime fall now? Changes over time in counts and concentration.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn20479433
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Huddersfielden
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Londonen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Review of Victimologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Huddersfield, UK
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity College London, UK
html.description.abstractA recent publication (Ignatans and Pease, 2015) sought to examine the changed distribution of crime across households in England and Wales over a period encompassing that of the crime drop common to Western countries (1982–2012). It was found that while crime against the most victimised households declined most in absolute terms, the proportion of all crime accounted for by those most victimised increased somewhat. The characteristics associated with highly victimised households were found to be consistent across survey sweeps. The pattern suggested the continued relevance to crime reduction generally of prioritising repeat crimes against the same target. The present paper analyses the changed distribution of crime by offence type. Data were extracted from a total of almost 600,000 respondents from all sweeps of the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) 1982–2012 to determine which types of victimisation became more or less concentrated across households during the overall crime drop. Methodological issues underlying the patterns observed are discussed. Cross-national and crime type extension of work of the kind undertaken here are advocated as both intrinsically important and likely to clarify the dynamics of the crime drop.


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