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Crimes are the major social problem of a society and need proper attention, since the increase of crime in a society adds to the economic social and psychological sufferings of the masses. Government of Pakistan set up the military operation (zarb-i-azab) on 15 June, 2014, in North Waziristan Agency, targeting non state armed elements. The operations caused large scale displacements, one of the largest and fastest displacement take place anywhere in the world in recent years. The IDP’s affected not only the socioeconomic condition of the host communities, but also cause an increase in criminal activities. The present study is aimed to evaluate the impact of internally displaced people on the increase of crime rate in township Police station, district Bannu. The reported crimes data from Township police station was collected for 2010 and 2015 representing the before and after IDP’s crime rate respectively. The collected data was analyzed with a predetermined objective of evaluating the impact of IDP’s on the increase of crime in the study area. The analysis was carried out in crime analyst extension of ARC Map 10.2.1 software. The crime data was analyzed Geo-spatially as well as for hot spot identification. The analysis reveals that almost all the reported crimes record an increase after the inflow of IDP’s. However, some of the crime records an overwhelming increase, for instance cases of aerial firing increased from 14 in 2010 to 144 in 2015, drug related crimes increased from14 to 74 and rent disputes increased from none in 2010 to 96 in 2015. The hotspot analysis reveals 3 hotspots located in the vicinity of IDP’s camps, which further suggest the involvement of IDP’s in the occurrence of crimes.

Muhammad Jamal Nasir, Anwar Saeed Khan, Ihtiramullah. (2019) Impact of Internally Displaced People on Crimes, A study of Township Police Station, District Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Volume-27, Issue-1.
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