Spatial Analysis of Residents’ Response to Fear of Crime in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria

Authors

  • Seyi Oloyede Farodoye Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Peter O. Olawuni Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Gbenga John Oladehinde Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Olumuyiwa Sola Atoyebi Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Lukuman Opeyemi Ayoola Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/mjss-2021-0007

Keywords:

victimization, fear of crime, residents’ response, residential densities, Osogbo

Abstract

The study investigated spatial pattern of residents' response to the fear of crime in Osogbo Local Government Area, Osun State, Nigeria. Primary data was collected by stratifying the Osogbo into three residential neighborhoods, namely; core, transition, and suburban areas. Systematic sampling was used in selecting 112 respondents across residential neighborhoods. The level of Crime Occurrence Index (LCOI) in the core area was 5.03 while 5.90 and 5.31 were indices for transition and suburban areas. The study recorded that religion, police patrol, lightning, membership/ support of vigilante and use of joint community responses were the commonly used strategy in responding to fear of crime while insurance scheme, burglary alarm system, closed-circuit television (CCTV), and surveillance camera were the least strategies used in responding to fear of crime in the study area. The study concludes that there is a significant difference in the responses of residents to fear of crime in the various residential neighborhoods.

 

Received: 21 December 2020 / Accepted: 18 February 2021 / Published: 7 March 2021

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Published

2021-03-07

How to Cite

Farodoye, S. O. ., Olawuni, P. O. ., Oladehinde , G. J. ., Atoyebi, O. S. ., & Ayoola, L. O. . (2021). Spatial Analysis of Residents’ Response to Fear of Crime in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 12(2), 1. https://doi.org/10.36941/mjss-2021-0007

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