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Repeat victimisation in Australia : extent, correlates and implications for crime prevention

Research and public policy series no. 15

Satyanshu Mukherjee and Carlos Carcach
ISBN 0 642 24057 4 ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1998


This report discusses the extent and relevance of repeat victimisation in Australia, and how individuals and households that suffer from repeat victimisation are similar to, or different from, single incident victims. The geographical distribution of repeat victimisation is examined, as well as the relationship of a number of personal and household characteristics with both single and repeat victimisation. The likely links between repeat victimisation and fear of crime are highlighted and findings and policy implications for crime prevention that emerge from the results are presented.