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
Opportunities for Singapore's GIC in China market turmoil
Singapore to turn palace into 70th national monument
Register with RC or be barred, motorists told
VEP fee to be imposed on Singapore vehicles from Oct 1
Iskandar property cooling down
Chiang statues become targets as Taiwan confronts history
Myanmar flood toll may rise, UN warns
Philippines vows action on Haiyan rebuilding after UN criticism
Asean, China discuss ‘hotline’ for sea dispute
Aussie Speaker resigns
How to manage your project cashflow
Home-cooked dishes, quaint decor among attractions for returning patrons at Nyonya restaurant
IAAF launches stern defence of anti-doping record
Unique Rainforest Festival will feature renowned international and indigenous musicians
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)