Urban crime in Nigeria: trends, costs and policy considerations

Ojo, Adegbola and Ojewale, Oluwole (2018) Urban crime in Nigeria: trends, costs and policy considerations. Project Report. ICF International, London.

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Abstract

For more than two decades, calls have been made for inter-city comparative analysis of crime in Nigeria. Whilst selected single-city studies have been conducted, there is no recent robust attempt to systematically gauge the internal crime dynamics of cities in Nigeria against each other. This research monograph represents a bold empirical move in this regard. Thirty six Nigerian cities are placed on a rigorous and reliable comparative footing by applying selected statistical measures from a battery of indicators. The extensive numerical analysis is further supplemented by interpretivist approaches which help to yield fresh contextual evidence about the dynamics of crimes in urban settings.

Keywords:Urbanisation, Crime, Spatial analysis, Temporal analysis, Nigeria
Subjects:L Social studies > L700 Human and Social Geography
L Social studies > L722 Urban Geography
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
ID Code:32682
Deposited On:04 Sep 2018 14:20

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