In the previous post, the absolute number of crime stats is reported. Today, in this post, the normalised, or the crime rate per 100 000 or 10 000 population is discussed. The crime stat data from other countries, e.g. OECD which I have previously discussed (here and here), will also be used to compare with Malaysia’s crime scenario, particularly on year 2000.
1) Incident rate for homicide, attempt murder, robbery (both group or single and with firearmed), and rape.
Rape is seeing an alarming rise from year 2000 to 2005. In year 2000, only 5.26 rape cases reported out of 100 000 population, but it increase to 7.44 cases of 100 000 persons in year 2005. Apart from rape crime, the other violent crimes are in general seeing a decrease over the year 2000-2006. The drastic drop is seen in single/firearmed type robbery.
For year 2000, the incident rate for robbery (total) is 0.639 cases per 1000 persons. Compared this value to the number in OECD countries, Malaysia was doing slightly worse than Denmark (0.59), and better than the other OECD countries like Germany, Canada, Sweden, US, France, UK and etc.
On the other hand, homicide rates in Malaysia year 2000 was 2.40 cases per 100 000 persons. Malaysia’s number was doing slightly better than New Zealand (2.56), Finland (2.83) and US (5.52), and worse off than the countries like Australia (1.81), UK (1.64) and etc.
2) Crime incident rate (per 10 000 population) for various crime against property: van/lorry theft, motorcar, motorbike, snatch-theft and the others.
All the theft crime incidents were seeing a stable condition during that period. Snatch-theft rate was seeing a decrease since year 2003, 6.46 cases per 10 000 persons to 3.79 cases per 10 000 persons in year 2005, while the motorbike theft incident rate is seeing a slight increment, around 20.0 cases per 10 000 persons.
Domestic burglary crime (not shown in the graph above) recorded an incident rate of 1.43 cases per 1000 population in year 2000. Compared it to the lowest in the OECD countries Austria (1.63 cases per 1000 pop.), Malaysia enjoyed relatively safer neighbourhood from burglary. Malaysia was definitely safer than Australia, which recorded 14.4 cases burglary crime per 1000 pop. in year 2000.
On motorcar theft, 0.316 motorcar cases per 1000 population was reported in year 2000, compared it to the lowest among OECD countries, Greece (0.52 cases).