Assessing Crime and Safety in Nigeria
October 21, 2013 | Publication | Human Rights

An annual survey assessing crime and safety in Nigeria shows that 25 percent of Nigerians were victims of crime during the past year, down from 31 percent the year before. The survey, conducted by the CLEEN Foundation and supported by MacArthur, measures the nature, trends, and patterns of criminal victimization; perceptions of safety and fear of crime; attitudes toward criminal justice institutions; and traffic and road safety in Nigeria. Results show that 82 percent of crimes in the country go unreported, and that levels of bribery and corruption among government officials in Nigeria remain high. The findings are meant to help Nigeria’s government and criminal justice system refine and deploy improved strategies to resolve the country’s security and safety challenges.

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