Singapore crime rate at a 29-year-low
Experts cite better policing focused on the community, a wiser public
Many people here leave home without worrying about a break- in and leave personal belongings unattended without fear of theft.
Singapore has a worldwide reputation for being safe and latest police figures suggest the situation is improving further.
The crime rate - the number of cases per 100,000 people - has been falling consistently since 2005, reaching a 29-year low of 581 last year. This is a dramatic drop from 1,373 in 1992.
Mid-year figures released last month also showed a decrease in most common types of crime.