SOCIOECONOMIC CAUSES OF YOUTH VIOLENCE AND AGGRESSION IN PAKISTAN
Youth violence and aggression are complicated and have diversified attributes in various countries. Youth violence and aggression in developing countries have increased generally, but it is noticed more rapidly in Pakistan. The recent increasein youth violence and aggression in Pakistan has awakened a widespread concern about personal safety and property insecurity. Statistically, Pakistan saw 853 fatalities (up from 600 last year) and 1,690 injuries directly due to violent incidents in 2021, a 42% increase over the previous year. In Pakistani society, youth has been primarily involved in brutal criminal acts with the change in social aspects, such as economic conditions, illiteracy, prevalent violence, family environment, customs, and traditions, which indicates an alarming situation in the country. The deprivations, desires, burdens, and lack of the respective needs turn youth into a criminal in the expression to release an outburst.