Public Perceptions on Urbanization and Crime Commission in Onitsha Metropolis Anambra State
Keywords:Urbanization, Crime, Crime Commission, Public Perception, Onitsha Metropolis
This study examines how the residents of Onitsha Metropolitan, Anambra State, perceive urbanization and crime commission. Strain theory was used as the theoretical foundation for this study. Quantitative and qualitative approaches were used for both data collection and analysis in this investigation. For this investigation, probability sampling techniques were used. 204 people were included in the sample, and an in-depth interview was also conducted. The findings indicate that there are elements contributing to crime in the metropolis of Onitsha. These elements include a lack of good employment, being down on the social scale, having a dysfunctional family, not having a good education, and poverty and inequality. The findings indicate that trauma was determined to be the primary consequence of crime committed in the metropolis of Onitsha. In Onitsha, armed robberies, kidnappings, property crimes, theft, etc. are the crimes that occur most frequently. The study recommended, above all others, that parents and guardians should instill good norms and values in children at a young age to lessen the level of negative influence on them. It also suggested that jobs be created to ensure that people who find crime attractive due to unemployment find gainful employment and reduce their attraction to crime.