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Repeat and Near Repeat Burglary Victimization in Taiwan

Kuo, Tien-Li; Sidebottom, Aiden; Wortley, Richard; Tsai, Tyan-muh; (2022) Repeat and Near Repeat Burglary Victimization in Taiwan. Asian Journal of Criminology 10.1007/s11417-022-09364-9. (In press). Green open access

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Extensive evidence shows that repeat victimization is common and widespread, but studies on the prevalence of repeat victimization in Asia are limited. This study examines the extent and patterns of repeat and near-repeat burglary victimization in Taiwan using both 2015 Taiwan Area Victimization Survey data and police recorded burglary data. Results indicated that: (1) burglaries against the same household in Taiwan are highly concentrated (with the top 10% most burgled households making up around 30% of reported victimizations), more so than is often found in many Western countries; (2) the risk of (repeat) burglary is not consistently spread over space and time, particularly within the 100-m range of an initial burglary incident; and (3) the levels of near repeat burglaries identified in this study are notably lower than was observed in prior studies both in China and in many western countries. The findings highlight the value of developing prevention strategies specifically targeting repeat burglary victimization.

Type: Article
Title: Repeat and Near Repeat Burglary Victimization in Taiwan
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s11417-022-09364-9
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11417-022-09364-9
Language: English
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Keywords: Repeat victimization, Near-repeat victimization, Burglary, Concentration of crime, Decay function
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Security and Crime Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10144665
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