Security companies suggest that criminals take advantage of the fact that many home and business security systems get compromised during power outages.
Whether crime is up or down depends on what kind of crime, what the comparison is to, and where you’re counting crimes.
Nigeria should consider embracing a decentralised policing system as community mobilisation during COVID lockdown ensured law and order.
In 2013 stories emerged of gangs stealing plasma TV screens to use to make street drugs. It’s a myth, but it tells us something about South Africa’s social anxieties.
Nigeria’s forests are used by terrorists, kidnappers, cannabis cultivators, cattle rustlers and robbers.