Crime in Singapore

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A member of Singapore Police Force, in uniform.

Crime rates in Singapore are some of the lowest in the world.

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Present Day[edit]

As suggested by foreign travel advisory from the United Kingdom, petty crime such as pickpocketing and street theft do occur in Singapore although violent crime is deemed rare. Threats of terrorism remain as a major concern,[1] with credit card fraud cases being indicated as another security warning by the United States Department of State.[2] As a constant reminder from western consulars such as the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, penalties for drug offences in Singapore remain severe and include capital punishment.[3]

The National Crime Prevention Council (Singapore) is an agency that looks into crime deterrence.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Foreign travel advice". GOV.UK. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Singapore". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Singapore". Smartraveller. Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "National Crime Prevention Council (Singapore)". Facebook. 

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