Olapeju, Olasunkanmi Olusola and Lasisi, Ademola Lukman (2016) ANALYSIS OF URBAN CRIME IN ABEOKUTA CITY, NIGERIA. International Journal of Social and Policy Issues, 13 (1&2). pp. 12-23.

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This study analyses urban crime in Abeokuta, with the view to suggesting measures towards mitigating crime in Abeokuta. The objectives are to investigate the incidents and nature of crime and their spatial expression in the study area; identify the causes and effects of the existing crime in the study area; and determine the problems faced by the agencies in charge of security in the city. Cluster sampling was adopted , and all the local governments grouped into wards. However, using the wards as the sampling units, 2 wards were randomly selected as the sampling clusters in each local government. In Abeokuta North, Lafenwa/Afonta (ward 8) and Ita Oshin/Olomore (ward 12) were randomly selected. Ake 1 (ward 1) and Itoko (ward 6) were randomly selected in Abeokuta South. However, in Obafemi Owode, Oba (ward 2) and Ofada (ward 3) were randomly selected .Systematic sampling was adopted in administering questionnaire on the basis of the 10th building interval in administering the questionnaire in each of the sampling clusters. 50 questionnaires were administered in each of the six representative clusters. Altogether, a total of 300 questionnaires were administered to the respondents in the study area. The study shows, among others, the 2015 police crime record of selected wards .Vandalism and theft ranked highest in the list of crimes in the study area. It recommends that the readjustment of some fundamental town planning principle such as zoning which favours mono usage or land use segregation above mixed uses.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Geography
Depositing User: Dr J. Soyemi
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2020 13:15
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 13:15

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