High urbanization levels in cities can boost crime rate
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - High urbanization can lead to an increase in the crime rate of big cities like Jakarta, sociologist Musni Umar of the National University said on Wednesday.
"The crime rate might increase because of migrants, who will do anything to survive in a city like Jakarta. To do that, they can commit crimes such as pick pocketing and robbing," Umar said.
He added that while the number of migrants coming to the city keeps increasing, the job opportunities available for them remain the same, which can lead to an extreme competition for work opportunities.
The sociologist also pointed out that new migrants coming to Jakarta should possess work skills and a good education, or they will be rendered jobless and create social unrest.
"Most of the new migrants coming to Jakarta lack skills and a good education," Umar added.