Taipei-The crime rate for Taipei's Wanhua District was the highest in the city in the January-July period of this year, while Neihu District saw the lowest rate, Taipei City's Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics said Wednesday.
The department's statistics show that Wanhua and Neihu had 1,550.2 and 566.3 criminal cases per 100,000 persons, respectively.
According to the data, the total number of criminal cases in the city for the period was 23,551.
According to the Taipei City Police Department's classification method, offenses against public safety topped the list with 4,408 cases, followed by theft with 3,218 cases, with drug and fraud cases in third and fourth places with 2,754 and 2,446 cases, respectively.
Compared with the same period of last year, there was a decrease of 971 recorded cases.
The Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics explained that the crime rate is calculated by the number of criminal cases in each district divided by the number of people who have their household registrations in that district.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel