Crime: Malaysia is 1st in Southeast Asia and 15th in the World. We have 4 of the Most Dangerous Cities In Asia.

At the end of 2016, we were told by the authorities that crime was down.

12 January 2017


Malaysia Ranks Number 1 In South East Asia For Highest Crime Rate

By World Of Buzz Posted on January 12, 2017


In the 2016 crime index by Numbeo, numbers have shown that Malaysia is ranked at a jaw-dropping top 15th in WORLD. That’s a really unbelievable number considering they compiled data from over 118 countries in the world!


When narrowed down to the South-Eastern Asia region, Malaysia is number 1 on the list!


Read more at WOB:

18 April 2017

Are you surprised that Malaysia has 4 of the most dangerous cities in Asia? They are Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Klang and Johor Baru.

This page was last modified on April 18, 2017.

Most Dangerous Cities In Asia

This is a ranking of the ten cities in Asia that are considered the most dangerous, as ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit report.

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Most Dangerous Cities In Asia

Based on the Numbeo databases’ composite crime indices, these Asian locales are not very welcoming to foreigners, nor very safe for locals.

Everywhere one goes to live, travel, or conduct business, one must keep personal safety and security in mind. For such reasons, has create a set of crime indices to compare global cities based on relative levels of crime, safety, law, and order. Their multi-factorial analyses take into account such considerations as people feelings on the level of crime therein, recent changes in crime levels, safety walking alone, fears of muggings or robberies, vehicular security, perceived threat of assault and/or battery, being annoyed, harassed, insulted, or solicited by locals, racial, ethnic, and religious intolerance, and the threat of property theft. Using such Numbeo data, we have discussed what are some of the most dangerous cities to be found today on the Asian continent.

10. Johor Baharu, Malaysia

Johor Baharu, the capital of the Malaysian state of Johor and the country’s second largest city, is also a hub of criminal activity, placing it in the top 10 most dangerous cities in Asia. The Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News had compiled a list of the top ten crime zones in the city, and these include such places as the Larkin Bus Terminal, infamous for occasional pickpockets, the shopping zones of Taman Johor Jaya and Taman Sentosa, with their cases of snatch thefts by robbers on motorcycles, and even the residential area of Taman Pelangi, which is often associated with frequent reports of car thefts.

5. Klang, Malaysia

Klang is a Malaysian city located 32 kilometers to the west of Kuala Lumpur, and 6 kilometers east of Port Klang. There are a large number of criminal gangs reported to be operating in Klang today, with violent clashes among these gangs being quite frequent. Many of these gangs are operated by the Chinese and Indian peoples in Malaysia. Due to economic developments in the region and changes in industrial policies, a large number of Indian workers were displaced from the rubber plantations in the region, leading to the rise of gangster activities among these economically deprived workers. It is believed that these gangsters originally worked for Chinese gang leaders operating in the region, though many currently run their own Indian gangs in the city.

3. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Petaling Jaya is an important Malaysian City located in the Petaling district of Selangor. Though initially it was developed as a satellite township, it was recognized as a city of its own in 2006. The dense population of the city, the large and thriving business community, and a greater number of ‘floating communities’ than seen in other areas are probably all partly responsible for attracting criminals to this city. Besides cases of robberies, thefts, and murders, violent gang wars are also common in Petaling Jaya.

2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, is a heavily populated city with millions of tourists and businessmen visiting the city each year. Kuala Lumpur suffers from high crime rates as well, and is considered as the second most dangerous city in Asia. An large number of crimes affecting foreigners are also reported in the city. Snatch thefts by thugs on foot or on motorbikes are pretty common in the streets of Kuala Lumpur. Taxis in the city are also infamous for their notorious ambiguity, and these often fool unsuspecting tourists into paying more than they thought. Pickpockets and scam artists flood the streets of Kuala Lumpur daily, grabbing every opportunity to loot a tourist or a local. Besides these petty crimes, serious crimes involving physical violence, murder, rapes, and robberies are also commonly reported in the city.

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