Crime strikes twice – probably

Those who have been a victim of crime once are highly likely to be targeted a second time around, reported DN on Monday. Up to half the crime committed in Sweden affects as little as 5 per cent of the population, reported BRÅ (the department for prevention of crime).

“A relatively small group of people are victims of a large number of crimes,” said Marlene Carlstedt at BRÅ.

It appears that violence against women is the most common act of crime where the victim is affected twice, reported DN. But every tenth person who has been the victim of abuse by an unknown person returns to the police with more reports of crime.

Sources: Dagens Nyheter