Crime reporting system: A case study of Nansana Municipality
Kikonyogo, Douglas Albert
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The crime reporting system (CRS) enables open communication between police and citizens. The project was developed because in various communities in Uganda, citizens go through lengthy and many paperwork procedures in reporting and following up on criminal reports. These procedures limit the time for justice to prevail as well as to access information about the case under investigation. This leads to police officers and other security agencies taking more time to work on cases thus increasing congestion and long queues. The researchers used interviews and questionnaires to get information from the respondents. They issued 62 questionnaires to randomly selected residents while 6 security agency staff within Nansana Municipality. Of the distributed questionnaires, 55 were successfully filled and returned by the residents while 7 questionnaires were not returned, which gave the response rate of 88.7%. The collected data was analyzed using excel spreadsheets. The project was designed using Data Flow Diagrams (DFDs) for the process model and Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) for the data model. It was implemented using technologies such as; Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) for the interfaces, Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) for styling the interfaces, bootstrap for responsiveness, Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) for connecting the database and the interfaces and MySQL for the database. In conclusion, the project met all the objectives intended. It is, however, recommended for use by all citizens and security forces.