Critical Discussion: Relationship of Unemployment and Crime

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Waqar Ahmed, Seema Zubair, Muhammad Jawad , Saima Sarrir, Rahat Ullah


A crime epidemic seems to have vented in numerous advanced economies, floating queries either high rate of unemployment leads to the amplification of crime. In this paper the relation of crime-unemployment was evaluated in the Union Council Kalukhan, district Swabi, with the sample proportion of 376respondents (only males),through simple random procedure from the total population of 2000 by a well-designed interview schedule, ensured the blending of each facet of the study. Frequency distributions were carried out the information in percentage and the relationship between dependent variable (Crime in Society) was cross tabulated through Chi square  with the independent variable (Unemployment). The result implies that poverty and lack of job opportunity were responsible factors in the escalation of crime. Less job opportunity had significantly associated (0.009) with the crime. A highly significant (0.000) relation were found amidpoverty, injustice, earning of money through unfair means and crime in society. Government and non-governmental organizations should introduce innumerable micro finance schemes to hit directly the poor segment of people as well as government should provide door step justice to the poor people to save their lives and finances are some of the recommendation on the basis of study.

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