Recidivism after high impact crimes

Recidivism after high impact crimes

Recidivism of offenders of high impact crimes who were convicted between 2002 and 2013 (full text only available in Dutch)


For some years now, the term 'high impact crimes' (abbreviated HIC) has been used in the Netherlands to indicate offences that have a major impact on the victim, their social environment and the sense of security in society. Among the classic HIC offences are (violent) property crimes, such as domestic burglary, mugging and robbery. Recently, the government has made great efforts to combat the HIC problem, through various policy and safety programs and by setting up a Robbery Task Force.

In this report, we examine the recidivism of HIC offenders who were convicted be-tween 2002 and 2013. Three HIC groups are distinguished: domestic burglars, muggers and robbers. This study is part of a five-year research program into recidivism among HIC offenders.

Publication data

Beijersbergen, K.A., Blokdijk, D., Weijters, G.
Place of publication:
The Hague
Year of publication:
Cahiers 2018-03

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