07 Feb '12, 7am

Crime rate down, phone and Internet love scams up

Crime rate down, phone and Internet love scams up

SINGAPORE: Singapore's crime rate fell by seven per cent to a 20-year low in 2011. The total number of cases for the year fell by 1,748 last year. The Singapore Police Force (SPF) attributed the improvement to their continuous efforts in enforcement and public education. 2011 had its share of violent crimes, such as the murder of a woman whose badly-burnt body was found at the Afro Asia Building in Robinson Road. There was also the case of the decomposed body of a woman discovered at West Coast Park. But there were fewer cases considered as crimes against persons, which include murder and rioting. There were 3,939 cases, a drop of 238 cases, from the year before. Other areas also saw improvements. Violent property crimes, which includes robbery, recorded a 20-year low of 443 cases in 2011. They dropped by 22 per cent from 567 cases in 2010. Housebreaking also dropped to a ...

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