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Crime and delinquency in Kenya an analysis of crime rate of arrested and convicted persons by racial and ethnic groups, sex and age, offences committed, and urban and rural differentials by Erasto Muga

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Published by East African Literature Bureau in Kampala [Uganda] .
Written in English



  • Kenya.


  • Crime -- Kenya.,
  • Juvenile delinquency -- Age factors -- Kenya.,
  • Criminal statistics -- Kenya.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [159]

StatementErasto Muga.
LC ClassificationsHV7149.K4 M83
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 158, [1] p. :
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4872838M
LC Control Number75980087

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