A Matter of Crime: Repeat Victimization in Canada

Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot, University of Calgary
Leslie W. Kennedy, Rutgers University

The probability of being criminally victimized in Canada is relatively small. At the same time, the risk of criminal victimization involves both spatial and temporal factors that vary according to type of crime. The risk of criminal re-victimization also varies according to type of crime, with revictimization apparently greater for crimes of violence than for property offenses. Using data from the 1999 Canadian General Social Survey (Cycle 13), the analysis undertaken here attempts to identify some of the spatial and temporarl factors at play that increase or decrease the probability of crime and various crime types, as well as factors that increase or decrease the probability of revictimization within particular crime types.

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Updated 05/20/2006