Commercial spots see more crime than residential areas; Orchard and Marina Bay top list

Orchard neighbourhood police centre recorded 158 reports of the five crimes used by the police to collate crime statistics.
Orchard neighbourhood police centre recorded 158 reports of the five crimes used by the police to collate crime statistics.PHOTO: ST FILE

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Neighbourhood police centres (NPCs) in commercial areas saw more crime last year than those in residential areas, with Orchard NPC topping the list, government figures show.

Orchard NPC recorded 158 reports of the five crimes used by the police to collate crime statistics - robbery, housebreaking, snatch theft, theft of motor vehicle and outrage of modesty.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2018, with the headline 'Commercial spots see more crime than residential areas'. Print Edition | Subscribe