International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2546

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Statistical analysis of crime rate and prison population in Nigeria

Charity Ebelechukwu Okorie, Emeka Emmanuel Otti, Blessing Maina John, Bamigbala Olateju Alao, Ibrahim Abdulmudallib and Jonathan Timothy Auta

  •  Received: 02 February 2022
  •  Accepted: 27 May 2022
Human beings and the society are vulnerable to criminality and so criminality can be likened to an oil that is able to stain a white garment when it comes in touch with the white garment. That is why it's far impossible for any society to claim to be absolutely loose from crime. The styles of crook behavior depend on the social and monetary development of a given society. As an end result, it is now not unexpected that a society at a low stage of development sees an increase in violent crimes like armed theft, politically prompted killings, the use of illegal guns, ethnic and spiritual disputes, and so on. To study the relationship between the crime rate and the quantity of jail inmates in Nigeria. Secondary records were used on this have a look at. The statistics were on diverse crimes dedicated within the duration of twelve months and the information have been gathered from the National Bureau of Statistics. We accomplished our analysis with the use of a couple of linear regressions version. From the result it suggests that the pinnacle five states with the best quantity of criminals and prison populations are Lagos, Rivers, Delta, Abuja and Kano States. This is shown in figure 1. We also carried out the descriptive statistics analysis. From the descriptive statistics, we observed that all the crimes are significant with the R-squared value of 0.7249 and the P value of 1.354e^(-0.8) With these results, we can conclude that every aspect of the country is corrupt. This shows that it is not only the youths who are unemployed in Nigeria are involved in crime, even the those in authority also commit crime.

Keywords: Crime, Prison, Population, Corruption, Violent, Regression Analysis.