Crime rates in selected Barangays in Cebu City from year 2005-2014

Keywords: crime, crime occurrence, crime rates

Abstract

Timely information about national crime statistics is essential in order to be able to track and address overall trends, sub-trends and compare criminal patterns. The study uses a descriptive correlational design to test the relationship between total population to crime occurrence as well as the total number of employment to crime occurrence. Results show that there is no significant relationship between total population and crime occurrence (r = 0.57, ρ = 0 .31). There is also no significant relationship between the employment status and crime occurrence (r = 0.58, ρ = 0.31).  This means that crimes the demographic description of an area do not dictate crime occurrence. However, it is recommended that another study be conducted using other variables.

 

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Published
2016-12-18
How to Cite
Narra, D. B., Relatorres, Q. H. S., Ubas, A. L., & Villarin, C. M. V. (2016). Crime rates in selected Barangays in Cebu City from year 2005-2014. University of the Visayas - Journal of Research, 10(1), 105-110. Retrieved from http://uvjor.ph/index.php/uvjor/article/view/138