Background characteristics and recidivism among offenders of high impact crimes convicted between 2002 and 2015

Crime and delinquency / Violent offence

Background characteristics and recidivism among offenders of high impact crimes convicted between 2002 and 2015

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Summary

In the current study, we examined the background characteristics and recidivism of domestic burglars, street robbers and non-street robbers convicted between 2002 and 2015. This study is part of a five-year research program into recidivism among HIC offenders, which started mid 2016. The current study is a follow-up of the first recidivism study among all convicted HIC offenders in the Netherlands between 2002 and 2013 and a feasibility study into regional recidivism rates among con-victed HIC-offenders. The following research questions were answered:

  1. What are the background characteristics of convicted HIC offenders and how do the characteristics of this group compare to the characteristics of the total group of convicted offenders?
  2. What is the recidivism rate among convicted HIC offenders: What percentage of the HIC offenders came back into contact with the criminal justice system within two years of their HIC criminal case (prevalence of recidivism)? How does the prevalence of recidivism for this group compare to the prevalence of recidivism for the total group of convicted offenders?
  3. How do recidivism rates among convicted HIC offenders develop over time, taking into account shifts in the background characteristics of offenders over time?
  4. What are the recidivism rates per court district among convicted HIC offenders, taking into account differences in the background characteristics of offenders between court districts?

Publication data

Author(s):
Blokdijk, D., Beijersbergen, K.A., Weijters, G.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2019
Series:
Cahiers 2019-08

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