Crime and Poverty in Urban Areas of Pakistan: Cause and Effect Relationship

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Ghulam Ali Buriro
Ameer Ali Buriro
Najma Gopang


Society is a web of social relationship, which undergoes a change necessitating their adjustment. When they fail to adjust themselves we have social disequilibrium giving birth to social problems. In this vein, crime is one of the major social problems of urban area in the world including Pakistan. This research paper surveys crime scenario in urban areas of Pakistan and findings suggest that crime rates are higher in poor urban areas than in affluent urban, suburban, or rural areas. This paper verifies the cause and effect relationship between poverty and crime in the urban locale of Pakistan.

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