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Incidents of crime continue on downward trend: Police

Published on Feb 6, 2013 10:38 AM
Overall crime inched down last year by 2 per cent, marking seven years of declining crime in Singapore. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

The overall crime situation in Singapore improved last year with the crime rate falling to an all-time low, as the police force rolled out a string of initiatives to put more officers on patrol.

Last year, the police handled 30,868 cases - or 2 per cent fewer cases - compared to the 31,508 in 2011.

The crime rate, which takes into consideration Singapore's population, had also fell to 581 per 100,000 people last year, from 608 per 100,000 people in 2011.

This number is the lowest in 29 years, said the police during the release of its annual criem briefing on Wednesday morning.

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