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Klang Ranks As The #1 City For Highest Crime Rate & Lowest Safety Rate In South-East Asia

Malaysia is a beautiful country that is rich in culture and diversity. But, is it one of the safest places to reside in?

According to Numbeo, a crowd-sourced global database of reported consumer prices, perceived crime rates, quality of health care, among other statistics, Klang ranked as the number one city in South-East Asia with the highest crime rate and lowest safety for the year 2021.

Source: Numbeo

Based on the statistics, Klang ranked number one with a crime index of 68.22 and a safety rate of 31.78. Kuala Lumpur comes in a close second with a crime index of 64.88 and a safety rate of 35.12.

The city with the lowest crime rate and highest safety rate is Chiang Mai, Thailand, with a crime index of 23.98 and a safety index of 76.02.

Source: Harian Metro

 When looking at the crime and safety rate by cities in the whole of Asia, Klang ranked number three right after Kabul, Afghanistan and Damascus, Syria.

Source: Numbeo

Among the 96 cities listed across Asia, Malaysia was mentioned six times for these rankings:

  • Rank 3 – Klang
  • Rank 7 – Kuala Lumpur
  • Rank 15 – Petaling Jaya
  • Rank 16 – Johor Bahru
  • Rank 32 – Kuching
  • Rank 52 – Penang

Here are the crime and safety rates, by city, in Malaysia alone:

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