Global Overview: International Trends in Victimization and Recorded Crime

  • Jan van Dijk
  • Andromachi Tseloni
Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)


In this opening chapter, the focus is on a descriptive analysis of trends in victimization rates of a selection of mainly Western countries with a special focus on Europe. Our main sources of data are the six rounds of the International Crime Victims Survey carried out between 1989 and 2010. For some countries, the ICVS data have been checked against results from large-scale independently run national surveys, such as the National Crime Victimization Surveys of the US and the Dutch and British Crime Surveys from the same period.


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