Police reject Snowball.04 application
...The Police recognise that there are some
Singaporeans with gay tendencies. While Police do not discriminate against
them on this basis, the Police also recognise that Singapore is still, by and
large, a conservative and traditional society.
Hence, the Police cannot approve any application
for an event which goes against the moral values of a large
majority of Singaporeans...
Recent rape & molestation cases in Singapore
Armed police patrols in public places since 1 Nov 2004
safety requirements for motorised bicycles & riders
Database launched in Singapore
attacking police officers shot in
Service (NS) cut to 2 years from Dec 2004 batch
Detention Scheme to be expanded
Three fugitives on Pulau Tekong captured
The year 2000 saw a 14.7% fall in
crime when compared to 1999. The total number of seizable
offences 1 dropped to 30,694 cases from the 35,982
cases recorded in 1999. The crime rate per 100,000 total
population similarly fell from 924 cases in 1999 to 764 cases in
2. Theft-related offences2
accounted for 60.2% of the total seizable offences. Offences in
this category dropped by 14.8% ¨C 18,465 in 2000 compared to
21,664 in 1999.
3.Of the nine index crimes, eight
fell when compared to those of 1999. Property offences such as
housebreaking, robbery, motor vehicle theft and snatch theft
fell significantly by between 14% and 36%. Offences such as
murder, cheating related offences, outraging of modesty and rape
also declined. Only the offence of rioting - or fighting
involving five or more persons - recorded a slight increase of
4.1% over that of 1999, after having plunged 33.2% in 1999 when
compared to 1998. The comparative details are in the Annex.
seizable offences are based on reports of crimes, which
eventually, may or may not be substantiated. They exclude
Immigration Act Offences handled by the Police.
offences include motor-vehicle theft, bicycle theft, snatch
theft, shoplifting etc.