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Updated: 03/11/2013 02:32 | By Channel NewsAsia

More people vulnerable to crime as population ages: Teo Ho Pin

More people vulnerable to crime as population ages: Teo Ho Pin


More people vulnerable to crime as population ages: Teo Ho Pin

SINGAPORE: MP for Bukit Panjang Teo Ho Pin cautions that more people will be vulnerable to crime as the population ages.

Dr Teo urges the community to take greater ownership in crime prevention in their neighbourhood.

He was speaking at the launch of a new programme to combat unlicensed money lending in Bukit Panjang on Sunday.

It aims to strengthen collaboration between the Police and the community.

Dr Teo said the community should not just depend on the Police to solve crime.

It must be vigilant and take the initiative in crime prevention efforts like Citizens On Patrol.

Mr Teo said: "It’s good to step up crime prevention efforts, because with an ageing population we will have more vulnerable victims in the community. So I think the community must take ownership, come up with new ideas to bring crime prevention messages across to the community so that everyone can be vigilant for a safer community."

— CNA/ir

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