Singapore sees 163 reported rape cases in 2014, a 35.8% increase from 2013’s 120. On average, this is four rapes every nine days. The revelation was made by a Deputy Public Prosecutor who pointed out to the judge that Singapore is seeing a rapid increase in sexual assaults and that the judgment of a rape case he is prosecuting warrants a strong deterrence.
The PAP MP in the Government Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs and Law, Vikram Nair, said he is unaware and surprised by the finding. PAP MP Vikram Nair also added that it could be because more people are speaking out and that the cases may have occurred much earlier, in explanation to the increase in reported rape cases.
Although there is no official publication proving the direct correlation between the increase in foreigners and crime rate, Singapore’s population increase have seen an increasing myriad of social problems and crimes.