oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Crime in Nigeria: a case study of armed robbery in Port Harcourt
|Article Title||Crime in Nigeria: a case study of armed robbery in Port Harcourt|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Sociology, University of Port Harcourt|
|Publication Date||Jan 1994|
|Pages||80 - 85|
|Keyword(s)||Armed robbery, Chronic crime, Control, Correctional instrumentalities, Economic circumstance, Law enforcement, Orderly behaviour, Penalties, Prevention, Roadblocks, Security measures, Societal demands, Unemployment and Violence|
The Federal Republic of Nigeria, which became a sovereign state in October 1960, politically, economically and population-wise is a great African nation, which, like every other capitalist country in the world today has a crime problem. In 1960 it recorded a total number of 66 766 crimes. This figure increased steadily in 1961 by 12,9 per cent, and reached an all-time high of 372 558 in 1984 with an annual increase of 458 per cent.
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