Do crime rates increase when unemployment does?
Ellis, Hyacinthe. Identifying crime correlates in a developing society: A study of socio-economic and socio-demographic contributions to crime in Jamaica, 1950-1984. Lang, 1991.
Increased rate of unemployment among the youth and women significantly raise the cases of criminal activities and violence, particularly in Jamaica. This is a study carried out by the Jamaica Constabulary Force`s Research, Planning and Legal Services Branch. The 2014 study revealed that persons aged 15 to 24 years account for about 19.5 percent of the entire population of the Jamaica. The aim and objective of this study were to uncover the relevant policy to be implemented to tackle the menace of crimes and violence among the youth. Most importantly the study aimed to determine the most vulnerable population in terms of committing violence. The reports from the study would be adopted by the policymakers in the republic of Jamaica to design policies suitable for taming and reducing violence as well as unemployment.
The study adopted cross-sectional study designs. Secondary data was used in making an analysis. The data was retrieved from the relevant ministers of labor and other relevant courts information. In s