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Study on Rise of Crime rate with Population growth in Assam (India) with special reference to Illegal Migrants

Author Affiliations

  • 1 P.G. Dept. of Law, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam- 781014 INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 9-15, January,14 (2015)


The most disturbing development in the 21st Century Assam (India) is the population explosion, which has been more intensified by large scale influx of illegal immigrants to Assam and has created an explosive situation upsetting the demographic balance in Assam as well as aggression of security threat. In the present context, it has been ongoing claim that illegal International immigration taking place especially from the neighbouring country Bangladesh fetch more criminals to Assam and thereby increasing crime rate in the region. Mass media, public opinion, political opinion of many parties and academicians strongly support this claim. The link between the increased International immigration to India and crime rates has been subjected to debates in Indian contemporary society. The present study has been conducted keeping in view to examine the relationship between population growth rate, illegal migration and rise of crime rate; to develop effective policies in response to the ongoing political debates on the link between illegal migrants and rise of crime rate and to provide recommendations to combat with the situation observed in the light of present study. In this present study, there is sincere hope to present a vivid, realistic and analytical discussion of essential facts related to illegal migrants, their aggression and rise of crime rate in all districts of Assam along with average rate of population and density growth - in a lucid manner; to avoid a priori theorizing and ponderous, sterile abstract ideas and to provide a logical and systematic treatment of the present problem.


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