Ministry of Interior says Taiwan’s crime rate has declined

The statistics showed an almost 2 percent drop of crime rate in the first half of 2017, and the offense clearance rate reached 94.3%,

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/08/05
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The crime rate in Taiwan during the first half of 2017

Police toys. (Source: Pixabay)

declined by almost 2 percent compared to the same period in the previous year, with total reported cases around 143,000, said Ministry of Interior’s (MOI) Department of Statistics Saturday.

The MOI also said that the offense clearance rate reached 94.3%, increasing by 0.6 percent compared to 2016.

Since 2011, the crime rate has dropped by 16.36 percent until 2016, said MOI.

Among all offenses, endangering public safety which includes drunk-driving, use of drugs, theft, and fraud accounted for almost 70 percent.

The decline in the crime rate can be attributed to a significant decrease in theft, said the MOI.    [FULL  STORY]

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