Singapore’s crime rate is so low that many shops don’t even lock up

Singapore’s crime rate is so low that many shops don’t even lock up

Singapore’s crime rate is so low that many shops don’t even lock up

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2017, ranked Singapore as the number 2, following Tokyo which ranks the top.

The city’s national police officer recorded a zero crime for 135 calendar days on cases related to the robbery, snatching, theft or house entry. The very minimal crime rate signifies a blooming and peaceful small and giant businesses because shoplifting is never an issue to the place.

Actually, the CNBC recently reported that most local businesses are lax in terms of closing their establishments or shop even night time.

For example, in the ground level, it is fully occupied with different businesses and offices but you can find there a number of tenants where their shop’s windows are not locked and even the doors.

The famous coffee hub, StarbucksBUX around Raffles Place, one of the most hectic underground train stations have no doors, which means it  is wide open and only a piece of rope tied in both ends signifies that the store is closed. The products inside are visible to all commuters.

But authority is forever vigilant, a surveillance device is common around the city-state, hovering around 5.5 million individuals.

Last 2017, Singapore’s police sector tried to consider the power of PolCam 2.0  where it can generate hundreds and thousands of surveillance cameras.

Often the crime that a layman committed were due to online scamming or blackmailing. Singapore is not big that people can be tracked easily with the aid of informants and state-of -the -art security safety facilities.

It is true that size of Singapore and strict laws on criminals plays a big role in having a zero crime but the education also played the major part because  Singaporeans are  turning  more educated .

The low crime figure in Singapore did not happen overnight,  no doubt, it’s a long and gradual process to get what they have today.

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