Published on March 2019 | Criminology, Sociology, Security Studies
The Yan Shila gangs in Adamawa State are the group of youth that engages into street robbery. The group most dangerous activities include; snatching of items such as phones, handbags, purses, money among other. This paper examines the causes and consequences of Yan Shila street robbery. The method used in data collection is in-depth interview directed at respondents through multi-stage sampling techniques. It was found that unemployment, peers influence, desire for hedonistic party lifestyle and phone owners' negligence are the major causes of the criminality. The major consequences as reveals includes; trauma, grudges, pains, loss of valuable items, bad reputation to the state among others. Promotion of skill acquisition programme among youths and provision of rehabilitation and reformation programme to both convicts and victims, are the possible solution to the crime. Couple with effective collaboration between police and the host community for the purpose of solving community problems.