Stakeholder’s Perceptions Of Influence Of Community Policing On Criminal Activities In Low Income Areas Of Nakuru Town, Kenya

Kenya has experienced a huge security lapse in the last one decade. This has been the case due to frequent rates of crime such as theft, armed robbery, burglary, housebreaking, battery, assault and terrorism among others. Many lives have been lost, property destroyed or stolen, many homes and houses broken into, many people displaced as a result of these crimes. Community policing was introduced in Kenya in 2003 to help in reducing such criminal activities. However, it is observed that criminal activities are still taking place in Kenya and also in Nakuru Town in particular. Thus, the aim of this research is therefore, to determine the stakeholder‟s perceptions of influence of community policing on criminal activities in low income areas of Nakuru Town. This study was guided by social disorganization theory. This study employed explanatory sequential mixed methods research design. This involved, using semi-structured questionnaires to collect quantitative data after which an interview guide and focus group discussion guide were used to collect qualitative data that helped explain in a detailed manner, the results obtained from the quantitative phase. The study population comprised the residents of 4 low income areas of Nakuru Town wards (Kaptembwo, Rhonda, Bondeni and Kivumbini) that had a total population of 252,762. From the total population, a sample of 156 respondents was obtained through purposive sampling for the survey and focus group discussion in each ward. Purposive sampling was also used to select four police officers who were the heads of police stations as well as 4 chiefs of the Nakuru Town wards for the interviews. 

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APA

OGUTU, K (2021). Stakeholder’s Perceptions Of Influence Of Community Policing On Criminal Activities In Low Income Areas Of Nakuru Town, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/stakeholder-s-perceptions-of-influence-of-community-policing-on-criminal-activities-in-low-income-areas-of-nakuru-town-kenya

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OGUTU, KENNEDY "Stakeholder’s Perceptions Of Influence Of Community Policing On Criminal Activities In Low Income Areas Of Nakuru Town, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 14 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/stakeholder-s-perceptions-of-influence-of-community-policing-on-criminal-activities-in-low-income-areas-of-nakuru-town-kenya. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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OGUTU, KENNEDY . "Stakeholder’s Perceptions Of Influence Of Community Policing On Criminal Activities In Low Income Areas Of Nakuru Town, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 14 May. 2021. Web. 21 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/stakeholder-s-perceptions-of-influence-of-community-policing-on-criminal-activities-in-low-income-areas-of-nakuru-town-kenya >.

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OGUTU, KENNEDY . "Stakeholder’s Perceptions Of Influence Of Community Policing On Criminal Activities In Low Income Areas Of Nakuru Town, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/stakeholder-s-perceptions-of-influence-of-community-policing-on-criminal-activities-in-low-income-areas-of-nakuru-town-kenya