Crime in Singapore: why I’m disappointed with SPF
Last night a woman was stabbed to death at a basketball court at Woodlands soon after celebrating the Mooncake Festival with her family.
Such brutal attacks are becoming increasingly common. Our memories are short. But just recently two men were slashed in Kallang, leaving one dead. Another was similarly attacked in the Selegie area.
There’ll be more of such attacks.
Crime occurs because of a perceived opportunity. And in Singapore because of a lack of a VISIBLE police presence, there are plenty of such opportunities to tempt criminal elements.
Sitting behind desks and commuting in patrol cars is no real substitute for active and involved patrols on the streets and nooks and corners of our vast public housing estates.
The police may cite statistics to prove that the crime rate is low so any alarm is misplaced.
However, the families of murdered victims will take scant comfort in this.
One murdered victim is one too many.
I’m disappointed with our police force.
Isn’t it far better to deter and prevent crime?
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