EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION ON EFFECTS OF STREET CRIME ON SOCIETY: A CASE STUDY OF KARACHI

Authors

  • Hadia Ajmal

Abstract

This effort aims to better understand victims' reactions to criminal justice so that we can effectively support them. Street crime refers to any kind of crime that befalls outside on the street. Robbery, theft, harassment, criminal damage, and violence are all crimes that can happen to anyone at any time. Young people are at increased risk, since they have exposure and some may be implicated in gangs. Crimes against kids and youngsters can occur anywhere they go, including school, home, parks, clubs, and community centers. The study investigates the similarities and variations in the impact of crime and victims' identified needs across the major crime categories. The findings of a qualitative and quantitative study involving over 112 respondents and 45 victims of street crime are presented in this paper. The findings reveal that, while victimization has a variety of consequences, including mental and physical health, it also has psychological and social consequences. People are not all affected equally by street crime, as it affects their work or further education opportunities, their income, or their mental well-being. We found 40 random female respondents and 50% of street crime victims. 63 male respondents, and 15.75% of street crime victims. However, many victims' feelings of safety were impacted both emotionally and physically. People are losing faith in society since no one wants to aid an injured or helpless person on the street, and the government is dealing with corruption, mismanagement, bad tourism ratings, and political favoritism. Victims also stated a need for a solid, trustworthy connection with their caseworker as well as support throughout the criminal court system.

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Published

2023-12-31

How to Cite

EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION ON EFFECTS OF STREET CRIME ON SOCIETY: A CASE STUDY OF KARACHI. (2023). SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES RESEARCH JOURNAL, 1(2), 41-53. https://smsrj.com/index.php/smsrj/article/view/5