Correspondence Analysis as a Strategy to Explore the Association between Different Categories of Crime in Yobe State, Nigeria

Nicholas Pindar Dibal
2018 American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics  
With the rapid increase in population at both rural and urban areas and the increasing rate of unemployment, criminal activities in Nigeria have increased dramatically in dimension, frequency and sophistication. The study examine the relationships between crimes committed by criminals that were caught and reported to the police by individuals or apprehended by the police and their offences documented in police stations across Yobe State for the period of ten years using correspondence analysis.
more » ... spondence analysis. The crimes analyzed were; murder, robbery, rape, theft, house breaking, kidnapping, grievous hurt and wounding, assault, store breaking, fraud and cheating. The analyzed complex relationships between the different crimes and the local government areas showed significant relationships between the different categories of the variables. The gained information is useful in developing action plans for identified high-risk areas, building a strong database of habitual offenders and, building crime and intelligence database for national security, law enforcement agencies and the business community.
doi:10.11648/j.ajtas.20180703.14 fatcat:crlwyraa4zhifn5pibaeat52iy