Police say 35 y.o. man raped and murdered 15 y.o. girl in Lampung after she rejected his advances

Lampung Police have detained Wagiran, a 35-year-old laborer, as the main suspect in the case of a 15-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in September.

Crime

KPK says high-profile corruption convict bribed warden so he could check in at hotel with celeb

KPK says high-profile corruption convict bribed warden so he could check in at hotel with celeb

In what looks to be yet another example of the embarrassing levels of corruption within Indonesia’s prisons, it was alleged in a court hearing yesterday that infamous money...

Uni student in Surabaya arrested after allegedly blackmailing 6 ex-girlfriends with nude videos

Uni student in Surabaya arrested after allegedly blackmailing 6 ex-girlfriends with nude videos

Police say he would secretly record intimate video calls with the girls he was dating, then use the recording to pressure them into sending him more intimate images.

Indonesian actor-turned-governor Zumi Zola sentenced to 6 years for corruption, political rights revoked

Indonesian actor-turned-governor Zumi Zola sentenced to 6 years for corruption, political rights revoked

Non-active Jambi Governor Zumi Zola (who will be officially removed from his post anytime now after this) was today sentenced to six years in prison by the Corruption Court in...

4 workers survive deadly Papua shootings by pretending to be dead

4 workers survive deadly Papua shootings by pretending to be dead

Four workers for state-owned infrastructure construction company Istaka Karya survived Sunday’s attack by a group of armed men in Papua, which the latest reports confirm killed...

Police say socialite Richard Muljadi couldn’t keep answers on cocaine supplier straight during questioning

Police say socialite Richard Muljadi couldn’t keep answers on cocaine supplier straight during questioning

The narcotics trial of jet-setting Indonesian socialite Richard Muljadi has gone deeper into celebrity tabloid territory.

Indonesia probing reports dozens of workers shot dead in Papua

Indonesia probing reports dozens of workers shot dead in Papua

Indonesia is investigating reports that 31 construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, the public works minister said Tuesday, as he halted...

Indonesian policeman survives getting hit in the head by wing of airborne plane in Papua

Indonesian policeman survives getting hit in the head by wing of airborne plane in Papua

An Indonesian police officer miraculously only required 17 stitches after he was hit in the head by a plane, while it was flying, over the weekend, an incident that has led to the...

Police arrest security guard for alleged attempted rape of Japanese woman in Jakarta apartment

Police arrest security guard for alleged attempted rape of Japanese woman in Jakarta apartment

The Jakarta Metro Police have arrested a security guard at a South Jakarta apartment building on suspicion of sexual assault against a tenant.

Indonesian city passes law making LGBT behavior subject to IDR1 million fine

Indonesian city passes law making LGBT behavior subject to IDR1 million fine

The new regulations enforced in Pariaman City add to the list of state-sponsored anti-LGBT crackdowns in West Sumatra.


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Coconuts Jakarta Crime

Jakarta may be a sprawling megatropolis, but its crime rate is surprisingly low, at least compared to some of the other huge cities in the world. Homicide, for one, is not that common in Jakarta. Homicides in Jakarta are, more often than not, carried out by sharp weapons instead of firearms due to the extreme lack of availability of guns. That said, there are rare occasions when homicides get especially nasty in Jakarta, such as ones involving bodily mutilation. Conversely, petty crimes are a lot more common in Indonesia. Pickpockets often lurk in public areas such as train stations and bus stops, and even on the trains and buses themselves. Above the level of pickpockets are motorcycle robbers, gangs who ride their motorcycles while targeting other motorists in dark, secluded areas so they can forcefully, and sometimes violently, steal other people’s vehicles (and money). Yet some of the most heinous criminals in Jakarta are the ones who commit sexual violence on women and children. While sexual violence is not reported on a daily basis in Jakarta, it’s still a common crime that occurs more in the city’s less privileged communities. But, arguably, the root cause of all of the above crimes are those that create awful living conditions in Jakarta in the first place: white collar criminals. Indonesia is notorious for having corrupt officials in government, and it’s no surprise that many of them are living in Jakarta considering that it’s the capital city of Indonesia.