When there is a discussion about crime, the norm seems to be to place the whole responsibility for the crime on the perpetrator, and to consider the victim innocent (and helpless). But for the purposes of preventing future crime, it helps to analyze the various factors that contributed to the crime being committed, and to establish how the crime can be prevented or avoided in the future. Such an analysis also involves looking into the characteristics or actions of the victims. Such an analysis does not mean that the victims get blamed or that the perpetrators be exonerated. Such an analysis simply tries to find out what people can do to prevent becoming victims of crime in the future. And yet when this is discussed, many people react as if it would taboo to discuss the responsibility of victims. How come?