Urban Crime in Nigeria: Trends, Costs and Policy Considerations

Research Report

Published: 04 July 2018 12:00

By Adegbola Ojo and Oluwole Ojewale

This research report synthesises a wide range of literature on the depth and breadth of crime within selected Nigerian urban centres, and based on primary research presents compelling new evidence on the structure, trends and repercussions of crime on urban dwellers.

Whilst it is not intended to provide a definitive blueprint for action, the report is offered as a mechanism for engaging key local stakeholders, civil society organisations, citizens, and international partners in a thoughtful dialogue on crime, based on robust empirical analysis and good practices from within and outside Nigeria.

This research is national in its scope, extending across as many major cities as possible within the country’s six geo-political zones.