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Crime in Cambodia down 20% from 2007 in 2008!

Posted by think87 on 8/3/2009 at 03:57

PHNOM PENH, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Crime occurrence dropped by 20 percent in 2008 over 2007, down to 8 an average day from 10, English-Khmer language newspaper the Cambodia Daily reported Thursday, quoting official figures.

There were altogether 2,881 crimes committed in Cambodia in 2008, compared with 3,732 in 2007, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak.

Meanwhile, on average, less than one crime per day took place in the capital city in 2008, according to the national crime figures issued on Wednesday at the annual conference of the Interior Ministry.

There were only 351 criminal offenses recorded by police in 2008 in Phnom Penh, down from 357 in 2007, said the City Hall.

Considering the kingdom has a population of almost 14 million, it appears to be virtually crime-free, compared with countries with similar or smaller populations, according to the ministry.


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-03/05/content_10946429.htm

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Posted by worldman on 25/4/2009 at 15:09

Considering the kingdom has a population of almost 14 million, it appears to be virtually crime-free, compared with countries with similar or smaller populations, according to the ministry.

yes this is true and the police are now seen on the streets of pp and
looks like they are now working and not just siting around all day

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Posted by dageshi on 26/4/2009 at 10:39

This is a complete pile of rollox.

Crime is significantly up against foreigners in terms of bag snatchings and general theft, I can't say for the local population but my feeling is that it's certainly not down for them either.

Any country where there are bars on the windows of most rooms is *not* a crime free country.

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Posted by Stigron on 2/5/2009 at 14:35

Just got back from Cambodia and didn't see bars on windows nor any crime at all. Except for the dude who wanted to sell me a bag of pot on the street.

No country is crime free but Cambodia is safeer than most. Common sense prevails though.

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Posted by brucemoon on 2/5/2009 at 19:01

Funny that it's only a crime statistic if someone is caught, charged, and recorded as same.

Is theft of a foreigner's belongings a crime in Cambodia? I ask as it appears theft of public monies by wealthy ex-PolPot regime 'heavies' is not!

cheers

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