Home > News > Regional
Friday August 29, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday August 29, 2014 MYT 9:18:25 AM
THERE are few murders in Singapore, and the rate of solving such crimes here is also “very high”, said Law Minister K. Shanmugam in a Facebook post.
Singapore registered 11 murders in the year 2012, translating into one murder for every 480,000 persons. Shanmugam contrasted this with Honduras, “the world’s most violent country”, where one in every 1,100 residents was killed.
“It is worth noting that we also have a very high solution rate for murder – which is somewhere in the region of 90%, against the global rate of about 43%,” he added.
But it is important that Singapore remain vigilant, noted Shanmugam. He pointed to a recent research study of Singapore’s homicide trends by two Home Affairs Ministry senior officers which found a number of instances of group violence in Singapore between male gangs that have led to deaths.
“Instances of violence should be reviewed regularly to see if the current legal and enforcement frameworks can be more targeted and, hence, more effective,” he said. — The Singapore Straits Times / Asia News Network
Tags / Keywords:
singapore, murder cases, high solution rate
Woman dies in accident along Malaysia–Singapore Second Link Causeway
Mall under fire over ‘no entry’ sign
Sabah quake: Sonia 'found the stairway to heaven', say parents
S’pore students are new-media savvy
Port changed Singapore’s destiny
Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii, completing historic flight
Why do we keep giving terrorists what they want?
S’pore DPM: Non-Chinese PM inevitable
South Korean official falls to death in China
Celebrate Raya in style with GEMFIVE
The 3 unexpected life events that leave us in debt
Masood, Younus centuries put Pakistan on top
He ain’t heavy, he’s my dad
Don’t lose your cool in heatwave
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)