Underlying the Causes and Impact of Crime Victimization: A Study of Urban Area in Bangladesh
Md. Omar Faruk, Abdullah Al Faruque, Mohammad Mustafizur Rahman
Abstract In Bangladesh, like all other countries of the world Crime victimization has become a frightening, threatening and unsettling experience for many people. This study tries to trace the causes of different kinds of crime victimization and also tries to find out its impact on victims in relation to urban environment. Based on literature relate to victimization and collecting primary data from urban area’s victim, this study will enable researchers to explore the prevalence of crime in urban area and to identify the causes and impact of crime victimization on victims by analysing the demographic status of victim-offender, measuring the causal variables and several cost likely financial, physical etc. The subject of this study was composed of 3957 respondent’s selected from 12th city corporations including Dhaka city followed by probability sampling method for collecting information from the general peoples who have victimized. The study revealed that two-third of the offenders was unknown to the victim. The most common cause of victimization includes self-blaming (lack of awareness or carelessness) remained at the top reason, which constitutes 31 percent of the victim. This victimization has affected victims psychologically, physically and financially including several losses. The perceptions gathered through this study will helps to take important measures and strategies to ensure safe livelihood as well as increase the performance of the law enforcement agencies.
Keywords: Prevalence of urban crime, Victimization, public safety, causes of crime victimization, impact
Underlying the Causes and Impact of Crime Victimization: A Study of Urban Area in Bangladesh. Md. Omar Faruk, Abdullah Al Faruque, Mohammad Mustafizur Rahman. 2023. IJIRCT, Volume 9, Issue 5. Pages 1-14. https://www.ijirct.org/viewPaper.php?paperId=2309013