Any person can fall victim to crime but there are some individuals traits that may play part to some becoming victims than others. From this argument, it is then clear that some crimes are not random occurrences (Dignan, 2005). Crimes can be random yes, but there are certain circumstances that can make someone become a crime victim. This is evident mostly in a situation where one person is preferred from a group of potential victims. The people who are always at a greater risk of being victims to sex crimes are females than men. Nevertheless, there is no adequate research to support the allegations that their personalities andor physical appearance contribute to this (Williams, 2005).  
There are hypothesis that suggest that both passive and aggressive personalities may fall victim to sex crime. Aggressive victims may be picked because they are considered bad women who deserve whatever is done to them. Passive victims may be selected as they tend to easily succumb to threats and may fail to stand up in their defense they are not capable of resisting and thus the perpetrators can easily gain control over them (Williams, 2005). These two characteristics offer potential criminals more control over the victims, ensuring compliance and secrecy (Dignan, 2005). It is also argued that some women who fall victims to sex crimes are those that were abused as children. It is presumed that the trauma they went through affect their instinct for self-preservation and hence their ability to avoid dangerous situations. It is also suggested that the victims dressing, behavior, the ability to resist and say no in a way that the perpetrator understands, and the physical attractiveness cause some people to be in more danger than others (Dignan, 2005). These arguments may be the reasons why a perpetrator will pick one child from a house with many, as his victim. However, due to the inadequacy of research, it is not known whether these are the precise reasons or whether there are others (Williams, 2005).


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