Near-repeat victimization of sex crimes and threat incidents against women and girls in Tokyo, Japan

Mamoru Amemiya, Tomoki Nakaya, Takahito Shimada

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Abstract

Near-repeat victimization (NRV) is a phenomenon in which there is a greater likelihood for a subsequent crime to occur within close spatiotemporal proximity of the last occurrence of a similar crime. This study investigated the NRV of sex crimes and threat incidents against women and girls in Tokyo. An analysis using the Knox ratio showed significant near-repeat patterns of sex crimes and two types of threat incidents, with the exception of threat incidents with physical contact against girls. Additionally, the tendency of NRV was revealed as being stronger when the victims were girls.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
JournalCrime Science
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 May 13

Keywords

  • Girls
  • Near-repeat victimization
  • Sex crime
  • Threat incident
  • Tokyo
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Safety Research
  • Law

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