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Crime Happens Every 9 Minutes 56 Seconds in Jabodetabek

18 Jan

Watch out for thieves!

The crime rate in Indonesia has increased drastically, especially in its capital city of Jakarta. Did you know, that crime happens every 9 minutes and 56 seconds in Jakarta? 248 out of 100,000 people are victims. Criminal cases found in Jakarta include murder, motor vehicle theft, gambling, pick-pockets, kidnapping, rape and stabbings.

Due to the overwhelming number of criminal cases, only 55,3% of the cases are able to be solved. There are 31,153 police officers, so each police handles 711 people. In 2010 itself, there were 55,006 criminal cases in Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi), estimated 150 cases per day.

This crime wave is caused by the large number of poverty and unemployment. Poverty rates decreased by 3,4% since the year before, yet unemployment increased by 2,4%. Poverty and unemployment can be connected to the education crisis, the economic crisis and the big corruption problem. These are highly complicated and difficult problems, a young person like me who has little experience still can’t give you any good input or ideas. However, it might be a good idea to have police officers undercover, dressed in normal clothing, patrolling in public transports (many criminal acts are found in public transports), or other places where crime can usually be found. Just an idea.. maybe it could help…

The increase in the crime rate disturbs the peacefulness of people’s lives. Everywhere you go, you are at risk and feel less comfortable. For those who often spend a lot of time outside in a public place, or in places where crimes are prevelent, be extra careful. Always carry a bag that you can close, carry it carefully, put your mobile phone in silent mode, and if you can.. bring a friend. Sometimes you can get your wallet stolen and you won’t even feel it, because the thief has learned advanced stealing techniques. I don’t mean to scare everyone, but it’s better to be wary and on guard wherever we go.