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Crime victimisation over time and sleep quality


We here consider the relationship between the individual time profile of crime victimisation and sleep quality. Sleep quality worsens with contemporaneous crime victimisation, with physical violence having a larger effect than property crime. But crime history also matters, and past victimisation experience continues to reduce current sleep quality. Last, there is some evidence that the order of victimisation spells plays a role: consecutive years of crime victimisation affect sleep quality more adversely than the same number of years when not contiguous.


Andrew E. Clark, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Rong Zhu

1 April 2019


SSM - Population Health 72019


DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100401

This Journal article is published under the centre's Community Wellbeing programme.