Urban Crime Prevention and Control
Global and local concerns about security and public safety in cities never seem to diminish, nor does concern about increasing spate of violent crimes in many cities of the world. These are deeply connected to the pros and cons of globalisation. These challenges seem always to have been a feature of urban life on every continent. Focusing on different actors, this chapter looks at some concrete and effective approaches to urban crime prevention and control found in a range of Nigerian cities. These approaches also include prevention strategies and programmes implemented by statutory and non-statutory actors. In order to curtail the spate of urban crime, the chapter suggests that there is a compelling requirement for the implementation of nuanced strategies that would improve opportunities for economic livelihood and limit access to small and light weapons.
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