Crime and insecurity
The criminological, economical, and sociological situation of
Singapore is similar to the situation in Hong Kong. Of course,
there are some clear differences. In general, however, it can
be stated that both Asian city states are characterised by extremely
high population densities (4,535 persons per square kilometre
in Singapore compared to more than 5,500 persons per square kilometre
in Hong Kong - 1994), prosperous economic growth (10.1% for Singapore
compared to 5.9% for Hong Kong - 1994), low level of unemployment
(2.6% in Singapore and 2.0% in Hong Kong - 1994), and very low
overall crime rates (166 recorded offenses per 10,000 residents
in Singapore - 1994 compared to 147 in Hong Kong - 1991).
Source: López, M.J.J., Crime Prevention
Guidelines for the Construction & Management of Metro Systems,
Den Haag: RCM-advies 1996, pg. 35-39.