Frenchman, accused of multiple child rapes, dies following suicide attempt in Jakarta cell: police

A French national charged with multiple counts of child rape and molestation has died, police said, with his death reportedly the result of a suicide attempt in his jail cell.

South Sumatra man allegedly raped and killed elementary school teacher over childhood grudge

South Sumatra man allegedly raped and killed elementary school teacher over childhood grudge

Police in Banyuasin regency, South Sumatra have arrested a young man who allegedly raped and killed his own elementary school teacher, citing childhood grudge as a motive for the...

Frenchman faces death penalty for luring hundreds of Jakarta street kids with modeling jobs before raping them

Frenchman faces death penalty for luring hundreds of Jakarta street kids with modeling jobs before raping them

Police in Jakarta have arrested a French national on multiple charges of child rape, with his victims being hundreds of street children in the capital.

Village chief, officials rape 17-year-old girl in Central Kalimantan: police

Village chief, officials rape 17-year-old girl in Central Kalimantan: police

Police in Central Kalimantan have arrested a village chief and two village officials for alleged multiple rapes of a 17-year-old girl.

Minister calls for chemical castration for official who sexually assaulted teen rape victim at safe house

Minister calls for chemical castration for official who sexually assaulted teen rape victim at safe house

The Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA), Gusti Ayu Bintang Darmawati has called for the discharge and harsh punishment for DA, an official from Lampung...

14-year-old rape victim in Lampung allegedly sexually assaulted while at safe house

14-year-old rape victim in Lampung allegedly sexually assaulted while at safe house

A 14-year-old rape victim in Lampung province became the victim of another alleged sexual assault at the hands of an official who was supposed to provide her counseling and...

8 children allegedly abducted in Depok, lured by eSports tournament

8 children allegedly abducted in Depok, lured by eSports tournament

A group consisting of eight children and pre-teens in Depok, West Java was allegedly abducted after being lured by an unknown man with an eSports tournament. The victims,...

Bakso cuanki seller caught spitting into customer’s bowl, says it helps lure customers

Bakso cuanki seller caught spitting into customer’s bowl, says it helps lure customers

Police in West Jakarta’s Kembangan sub-district are questioning a street seller who allegedly spat into a bowl containing bakso cuanki before serving it to his customer,...

Indonesian man arrested for cutting off penis of niece’s rapist

Indonesian man arrested for cutting off penis of niece’s rapist

A man from Bengkulu city was arrested for a gruesome act of vengeance against his niece’s alleged rapist, local police said, in a case that also saw the latter arrested.

Jakarta man faces 4 years for allegedly posting video of ‘stressed out’ naked dentist online

Jakarta man faces 4 years for allegedly posting video of ‘stressed out’ naked dentist online

A man was arrested for online defamation in West Jakarta, police said, after he allegedly uploaded a video of a naked dentist on Twitter.


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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.

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