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Police meet the Governor at Karon station yesterday

Phuket Police Reveal Statistics for Karon Crimes

Saturday, December 14, 2013
PHUKET: Police in Phuket's Karon district, which covers the west coast beaches south of Patong, have revealed the number of expats and tourists involved in crimes of all kinds in the area so far this year.

Colonel Veerawat Chantaravijit, Superintendent of Karon Police Station, provided the following statistics in a meeting with Phuket Governor Maitree Intrusud yesterday.

Governor Maitree has been visiting each of Phuket's 10 police stations in the leadup to the tourism high season. The statistics apply from January to September.


Crimes

Foreign victims:

1. Offenses against property

- 8 Russian
- 1 Norwegian
- 1 Japanese
- 1 British
- 1 South African
- 1 Kazakhstan
- 1 Australian
- 1 New Zealand
- 1 Ecuador
- 1 America

Total: 18

2. Offenses against life, body, and sex

- 1 Azerbaijan
- 1 Dutch

Total: 2

Total: 20


Foreign culprits:

1. Offenses against property

- 1 Russian
- 3 Italian
- 1 German
- 2 French

Total: 7

2. Offenses against life and body

- 2 Spanish

Total: 2

3. No work permit

- 1 Belarusian
- 7 Russian
- 1 Turkish
- 3 Finnish
- 1 Indonesian
- 1 Austrian
- 1 British
- 1 Indian
- 1 Australian
- 1 Mexican

Total: 18

4. With WP but in wrong job

- 2 Russian
- 1 New Zealander
- 1 Swedish
- 1 Australian
- 1 Italian

Total: 6

5. Drugs

- 1 Russian
- 1 Australian
- 1 German
- 1 French
- 1 Nigerian

Total: 5

6. Drunk drive

- 4 Russian
- 1 Finnish
- 1 Italian
- 1 Danish
- 1 Swiss
- 1 Ukrainian

Total: 9

7. False identity

- 1 French

Total: 1

8. Overstayer

- 2 British
- 1 Swedish
- 1 American

Total: 4

9. Alien working wrong kind of job

- 2 Indian

Total: 2

Total: 54

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Having been the victim of a crime myself on several occasions, my experience has been that the local police go to extreme lengths including intimidation to have crimes resolved or dropped in a manner that no official records have to be filed.

My circle of friends tell of similar experiences.

If this is to be taken as common practice, then these official statistics are nothing but a tiny fraction of the real crime numbers.

Posted by ThaiMike on December 14, 2013 11:18

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Shows the evil nature and danger of foreigners clearly again: far more offenders than victims!

Posted by Anonymous on December 15, 2013 09:21

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Funny ThaiMike... Ive spent 9 months every year in Thailand for the past 18 years... Not once have I been a victim of crime...

Perhaps you put yourself in bad situation, associated with low lifes, or are a bit dim?? Sorry buddy, but a victim multiple times? A lot of the issue comes down to you I would say...

Posted by RedRooster on December 15, 2013 20:30

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- RedRooster

Since you know absolutely nothing about me or the circumstances I've encountered, your opinion is utterly worthless. I could not care less what you say or think. I wager you do a lot less of the latter anyway.

Enjoy your holiday. I have to go to work tomorrow.

Posted by ThaiMike on December 15, 2013 23:55


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