Louise Grove and Graham Farrell
This article introduces the concept of repeat victimization, which is defined as the repeated criminal victimization of a person, business, place, vehicle, household, etc. Four decades worth of research determine that most crimes are repeats of some kind, and that crime is not randomly distributed. It states that the evidence strongly suggests that avoiding repeat victimization can be an effective crime-prevention strategy. It then considers the effectiveness of former efforts to prevent repeat victimization and looks at how prevention efforts were developed and subsequently implemented.