Crime

Elections agency says it may question Sandiaga Uno regarding IDR 1 trillion dowry reports

Elections agency says it may question Sandiaga Uno regarding IDR 1 trillion dowry reports

The accusation isn't going away anytime soon.

Police arrest Kelapa Gading motorcycle thieves who confessed to raping victim

Police arrest Kelapa Gading motorcycle thieves who confessed to raping victim

The Kelapa Gading Police on Sunday arrested two men, identified by their initials DJS and BSJ, for motorcycle theft and rape.

E. Java village chief allegedly stood by as mob burned thief alive, carried air rifle in case he ran away

E. Java village chief allegedly stood by as mob burned thief alive, carried air rifle in case he ran away

Will the vicious vigilante killers face justice? We'll see.

Police arrest divers for riding whale shark in West Papua’s Cenderawasih Bay

Police arrest divers for riding whale shark in West Papua’s Cenderawasih Bay

A recent viral video showing divers riding a whale shark in Indonesia sparked outrage in the country.

Viral: Motorcyclists help each other avoid cops by lifting bikes over barrier, but last one gets left behind

Viral: Motorcyclists help each other avoid cops by lifting bikes over barrier, but last one gets left behind

A lesson in Humanity 101.

Prosecutors in blasphemy trial of woman who allegedly complained about mosque speaker volume ask for 1.5 year sentence

Prosecutors in blasphemy trial of woman who allegedly complained about mosque speaker volume ask for 1.5 year sentence

Meanwhile, 8 people arrested and convicted for taking part in the riot allegedly caused by her blasphemy were sentenced to around 2 months in prison each.

Police in Medan raid ice cream store rumored to be hiding secret drug-and-sex-filled discotheque

Police in Medan raid ice cream store rumored to be hiding secret drug-and-sex-filled discotheque

That's cold, popo.

Family of 6 in Makassar die in house fire ordered by jailed drug kingpin over unpaid debt: police

Family of 6 in Makassar die in house fire ordered by jailed drug kingpin over unpaid debt: police

A brutal and horrific crime.

Indonesian civil servant arrested with illegal AK-47 claims it was for hunting deer: NTT Police

Indonesian civil servant arrested with illegal AK-47 claims it was for hunting deer: NTT Police

An excuse that would work in America but not Indonesia.


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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.