STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF CRIMINAL OFFENCES RECORDED IN KAMPALA CENTRAL DIVISION-A CASE STUDY OF KABALAGALA POLICE DIVISIONAL STATION

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL ii

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

LIST OF ACRONMYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS v

ABSTRACT X~

INTRODUCTION 1

1 . I Background to the study I

1.2 Statement of the Problem 3

1.3 Purpose of the study 3

1.4 Objectives of the Study 3

1.5 Research Questions 3

1.6 Scope ofthe Study 3

1.6.1 Subject Scope 3

1.6.2 Time Scope

1.6.3 Geographical Scope 4

1.7 Significance of the study 4

CHAPTER TWO 6

LITERATURE REVIEW 6

2.1 Introduction 6

2.2 The level of crime rate in Uganda 6

2.3 The possible means of eradicating crime 8

2.4 Challenges of Criminal Investigations 9

2.5 Solutions to the above challenges 10

CHAPTER THREE 11

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 11

3.1 Introduction 1 1

3.2 Research Design 11

3.3 Areaof Study

3.4 Study Population 11

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3.6 Sample Size . 12

3.7 Data Collection Instruments 12

3.7.1 Qualitative Data Collection Instruments 12

3,7.1.1 InterviewGuide 12

3.7.1.2 Published/Unpublished Materials 12

3.7.1.3 Observations 12

3.7.2 Quantitative Data Collection Instrument 12

3.7.2.1 Questionnaires 13

3.8 Validity and Reliability of Research Instruments 13

3.8.1 Validity 13

3.8,2 Reliability 13

3,9 Research Procedure 13

3.10 DataAnalysis 13

3.10.1 Qualitative Data Analysis and management 13

3.10.2 Quantitative Data Analysis 14

3.11 Ethical Considerations 14

3.12 Limitations of the study 14

CHAPTER FOUR 15

PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE FINDINGS 15

4.1 Introduction 15

4.2 Findings on Demographic Data 15

4.2.1 Findings on Gender of Respondents 15

4.2 The Nature of Community Policing in Kabalagala Police station, Kampala District 19

4.3 Analysis of the respondents who have ever committed an offense 21

4.4 Response on reasons of committing crime 22

4.5 Response on Crimes Committed in Makindye Division, Kampala District 23

4.6 Challenges of eradicating criminal activities in Makindye Division 24

4.7 Possible means of eradicating criminal activities in Kabalagala Police Station area 26

4.8 Different activities carried out by the police during community policing 28

4.9:Response on different methods used to carry out community policing by the police 30

4.10: Frequency Scores of Respondents to Partners of the Police Force in Community Policing 31

4.11 The Role of Different Actors in Community Policing 31

4.12 The Role of the Local Councils (LCs) in Community Policing 32

4.13: The Role of the Family in Community Policing 34

4.14: The Role of the NGOs and CSOs in Community Policing 35

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4.15: The Role of Religious Organizations .35

4.16: The Role of the Army 36

CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS 37

5.1 Introduction 37

5.2 Discussion of findings 37

5.2.1 The criminal activities committed in Kabalagala Police Station area 37

5.2.2 The causes of criminal activities committed in Kabalagala Police Station area 37

5.2.3 The challenges of eradicating criminal activities in Kabalagala Police station area 37

5.2.4 Means of eradicating crime in Kabalagala Police station area 37

5.3 Summary of the findings 38

5.3.1 Findings on the criminal activities committed in Kabalagala Police Station area 38

5.3.2 Findings on the causes of criminal activities committed in Kabalagala Police Station area 38

5.3.3 Findings on the challenges of eradicating criminal activities in Kabalagala Police station area 38

5.3.4 Findings on the possible means of eradicating crime 38

5.5 Community Policing 39

5.6 The Study Findings 39

5.7 Recommendations 40

5.8 Suggestion for Further Studies 42

REFERENCES 43

APPENDICES 44

Appendix I: Self-Administered Questionnaire 44

Appendix 2: Interview guide to Key Informants 48

Appendix 3: Interview Guide to Focused Group Discussions 49

ABSTRACT The general aim of the study was to make a statistical analysis of criminal offences recorded in Kampala Central Division—a study of Kabalagala Police Divisional Station. The objectives of the study were to establish the criminal activities committed, to ascertain the causes of criminal activities committed, to determine the challenges of eradicating criminal activities and to establish the possible means of eradicating crime in Kabalagala Police Station Area. Findings on the criminal activities committed in Kabalagala Police Station area revealed that there were quite a number of criminal activities that were committed by people in the area. This indicates that crimes vary depending on the intentions of the offenders. Findings on the causes of criminal activities committed in Kabalagala Police Station area revealed there were a number of causes that lead to people to law breaking. No single factor is said to lead people into committing felonies. Findings on challenges revealed that numerous challenges are confronted by police in crime eradication ranging from logistics to man power inadequacy and others from the community. Findings on the possible means of eradicating crime include both the government and the community support and other stakeholders. Based, on the findings of the research on community policing in Kabalagala Police station, Kampala District, lessons can be drawn. Community policing is a growing strategy for the prevention of crime and management of conflict. However, its implementation must be holistic and community members must work towards one direction if it is to prevent crimes. Secondly, the success of the government in empowering the Police with the resources necessary for the implementation of community policing and the extent to which the police use such resources is important for the success of community policing. Talking into consideration all factors, the contribution of community policing in crime prevention and its impact on the management of conflict and the ushering of relative peace in Kabalagala Police station, Kampala District is largely acknowledged by the public. Nevertheless, to achieve the desired full impact, the implementers need to revisit the program, address weakness, work against the threats and utilize as best as possible the available opportunities.

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF CRIMINAL OFFENCES RECORDED IN KAMPALA CENTRAL DIVISION-A CASE STUDY OF KABALAGALA POLICE DIVISIONAL STATION
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