27 Jun '11, 9pm

Police to measure 'the cost of crime': Overall crime here fell by 0.6 per cent last year but the police highligh...

SINGAPORE - In what will be the first study of its kind here, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) will commission an academic study to calculate the cost of the different types of crime committed here. Modelled after a United Kingdom (UK) government research paper - The Economic and Social Costs of Crime - the study plans to use a "social cost approach" to measure the cost of crime in Singapore. In response to Today's queries, police spokesperson Choo Hong Xian said the study "would provide valuable insights into operational policy-making, resource reallocation and police's strategies to deliver the mission". The police release statistics on the overall crime situation here every six months but they relate usually to the number of cases, identifying key crime concerns and providing crime prevention advisories. According to tender documents released last week, the study aims t...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110628-0000252/Po...

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