Urbanisation and Crime in Nigeria

  • Adegbola Ojo
  • Oluwole Ojewale

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Adegbola Ojo, Oluwole Ojewale
    Pages 1-11
  3. Adegbola Ojo, Oluwole Ojewale
    Pages 13-58
  4. Adegbola Ojo, Oluwole Ojewale
    Pages 59-82
  5. Adegbola Ojo, Oluwole Ojewale
    Pages 113-134
  6. Adegbola Ojo, Oluwole Ojewale
    Pages 135-169
  7. Adegbola Ojo, Oluwole Ojewale
    Pages 171-185
  8. Adegbola Ojo, Oluwole Ojewale
    Pages 187-198
  9. Adegbola Ojo, Oluwole Ojewale
    Pages 199-222
  10. Adegbola Ojo, Oluwole Ojewale
    Pages 223-237
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 239-247

About this book


This book uses crime-science and traditional criminological approaches to explore urban crime in the rapidly urbanising country Nigeria, as a case study for urban crime in developing nations. In Africa’s largest democracy, rapid unmanaged growth in its cities combined with decaying public infrastructure mean that risk factors accumulate and deepen the potential for urban crime. This book includes a thorough explanation of key concepts alongside an examination of the contemporary configuration, dynamics, dimensions, drivers and potential responses to urban crime challenges. The authors also discuss a range of methodological techniques and applications that can be used, including spatial technologies to generate new data for analysis. It brings together history, theory, trends, patterns, drivers, repercussions and responses to provide a deep analysis of the challenges that confront urban dwellers. Urbanisation and Crime in Nigeria offers academics, researchers, governments, civil society organisations, citizens, and international partners a tool with which to engage in a serious dialogue about crime within cities, based on evidence and good practices from inside and outside sub-Saharan Africa.


crime in africa urban geography environmental crime victims urbanisation and crime urban cities human geography Africa’s Urban Revolution policing urban violence violence urban crime crime prevention crime in developing countries crime science spatial statistics population geography

Authors and affiliations

  • Adegbola Ojo
    • 1
  • Oluwole Ojewale
    • 2
  1. 1.School of GeographyUniversity of LincolnLincolnUK
  2. 2.CLEEN FoundationAbujaNigeria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-19764-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-19765-0
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