Man in Surabaya sets wife of 2 months on fire after she asked him for a divorce

A 47-year-old man in Surabaya, East Java, identified as Maspuryanto, was arrested for allegedly setting his 19-year-old wife, named Putri Nalurita, on fire during a dispute between them on Tuesday.

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Man allegedly kills cat by forcing it to drink liquor, posts videos on Instagram

Man allegedly kills cat by forcing it to drink liquor, posts videos on Instagram

A shocking case of alleged deadly animal abuse has sparked huge outrage on social media in Indonesia this week, prompting a police probe into the matter.

The Klenik Job: Jakarta police say woman arrested for stealing 62 cars in 2 months ‘persuasive,’ ‘mystical’

The Klenik Job: Jakarta police say woman arrested for stealing 62 cars in 2 months ‘persuasive,’ ‘mystical’

Police in East Jakarta have arrested a 39-year-old woman named Djeni Herilewie, who they say stole 62 cars in just two months around the capital.

Police arrest man for allegedly rubbing his crotch against 13 y.o. girl aboard KRL Commuterline

Police arrest man for allegedly rubbing his crotch against 13 y.o. girl aboard KRL Commuterline

A 24-year-old man, identified by his initials HN, has been arrested by police for allegedly sexually harassing a teenage girl aboard the KRL Commuterline train by rubbing his...

Man kills sex worker in row over ‘magic tissue’ sexual performance enhancer: police

Man kills sex worker in row over ‘magic tissue’ sexual performance enhancer: police

A man named Ridwan Solihin has been accused of the murder of a sex worker, identified by her initials OS (28), who was found dead in a hotel room in Karawang, West Java last...

Court absolves woman who posted video of man saying he wants to decapitate President Jokowi

Court absolves woman who posted video of man saying he wants to decapitate President Jokowi

The Central Jakarta District Court yesterday absolved Ina Yuniarti, a woman who was accused of violating the Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE) for uploading a...

Indonesian police ramp up suspect search after IS-linked attack on chief security minister Wiranto

Indonesian police ramp up suspect search after IS-linked attack on chief security minister Wiranto

Indonesian police were searching for more suspects today after two militants from an Islamic State-linked terror group stabbed the chief security minister, as the politician...

Indonesia’s top security minister Wiranto attacked with sharp object, police say assailant linked with ISIS

Indonesia’s top security minister Wiranto attacked with sharp object, police say assailant linked with ISIS

Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto survived what appears to be an assassination attempt today, when he was attacked by an...

At least 7 houses destroyed after boulders from near blasting site fell on Indonesian village

At least 7 houses destroyed after boulders from near blasting site fell on Indonesian village

Boulders literally rained on an Indonesian village in the province of West Java on Tuesday, in an incident that saw several buildings destroyed and, miraculously, zero...

Indonesian man rapes and impregnates daughter, tries to get her a boyfriend to take responsibility of child

Indonesian man rapes and impregnates daughter, tries to get her a boyfriend to take responsibility of child

Police in the city of Banjarbaru in South Kalimantan recently arrested two men suspected of sexually abusing a minor, who is the daughter of one of the suspects.


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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.