31 Oct '11, 11pm

Our rate of imprisonment is triple that of Malaysia.

Our rate of imprisonment is triple that of Malaysia.

One of the comments to my previous posting pointed out Wilkinson shows that Singapore has the highest prison population per capita after USA among developed countries. I did a quick check and statistics show that we have the 2nd highest rate of incarceration in South East Asia - see the last column of the following table which shows prison population per 100,000 (Source: Link ). Our rate of imprisonment is triple that of Malaysia. There is this poster that the SPF put up around housing estates that says "Low Crime Rate Does not mean no crime". If our crime rate is low, why are there so many people imprisoned? The USA has a large prison population because the crime rate is high. Some of you may argue that our police force is very effective compared with the developing countries around us i.e. they are better at solving crimes. However, that does not explain why we have such...

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