When reporting an incident to the PYS, there were several questions asked including, but not limited to: Was the crime reported to the police?, and has the victim committed any of the ten different types of crimes in the last year? Other questions were asked, with the goals of discovering the victim’s lifestyle, acceptance to violence, demographics and the neighborhood in which they live.
The study found that the biggest negative correlation with victims’ decision to report their victimization, was whether or not the victim themselves, had been an offender of some crime in the last year. Furthermore, the victims’ acceptance of violence, involvement with criminal peers and living in high crime neighborhoods, all played a part in the decision to report crimes to the police. The researchers also conclude that victims who were offending, are less likely to report to the police; however, those offending victims who don’t report, are mu...
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