RISC of Crime


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RISC Model: League Tables for 2017

As part of a review of RISC Modelling for the Maltese Islands, a number of analytical studies have been carried out for the period between 1998 and 2017. Domestic Violence and Commercial Activity-related RISC has been included as from 2015.

 

 

Grand Total Offences

In terms of Grand Total Offences, Mdina pushed San Giljan to second place where it maintained its perennial hold at the top of the League, with Mdina hosting over 5 times the national rate of offences, which is calculated as the observed offences as against those which should potentially occur in those areas under study. At a rate between 2 and 5 times the national rate, San Giljan followed a close second, which group also comprises Valletta, Floriana, and Gudja, a rank similar to the 2016 report.

At a rate between the national up to twice that rate one can find Marsaxlokk, Marsa, Sliema, Paola, San Pawl il-Bahar, Ta’ Xbiex, Bormla, Msida, Hamrun Zebbug (Ghawdex), Pieta, Ghajnsielem, Birgu, Isla and Gzira.
All the other Councils host a lower that national rate, albeit none have a Zero RISC.

 

Theft from Residences

Whilst this category of offences registered no councils having over 5 times the national rate of offences, in 2017, the relative RISC still appears for one town experiencing the phenomenon. Ghasri, registered within the 2x-5x RISC. The rate between the national up to twice that rate category includes San Giljan, Msida, Santa Venera, Paola, Marsa, Swieqi, Marsaxlokk, Tarxien, Gzira, Hamrun, Ta’ Xbiex, Floriana, Zebbug (Ghawdex), Xghajra, Pembroke, Bormla, Zejtun, Isla, Pieta, San Pawl il-Bahar, Valletta, Mosta, Sliema, Qrendi, In contrast, most other zones have lower than average rates and that Fontana registered zero residential offences in 2017.

 

Theft of and from Vehicles

During 2017, Floriana took top spot, followed by Marsa, Marsa, Paola, Mdina, Bormla, Pieta, Ta’ Xbiex and San Giljan as the highest RISC areas where one's car could be vandalised, broken into and/or stolen, which towns host between 2 and 5 times. Note that these towns host the largest parking and transport-related activities that attract offenders to high-volume and relatively less monitored opportunities.
At the other end of the scale, Ghasri, Fontana and Sannat registered zero vehicle-related offences.

 

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence reports pertain to stalking, slight bodily harm, grievous bodily harm and psychological harm. Bormla, Xghajra, Isla, Marsaxlokk, Safi and Kalkara host between 2 and 5 the national rate. With diminishing rates of RISC, it is imperative to note that a significant number of councils exhibit some form of domestic violence that is above the national rate (yellow in the RISC maps depicted in the CrimeMalta website) at 1-2 times the rate. In effect all towns have incident reporting but may register lower than national rates.
At the other end of the scale, Fontana registered zero offences, a phenomenon also found in rural and small areas were the changes in legislation may yet have an effect in terms of encouraging victims to report.

 

Commercial Activity-related

 

San Giljan hosted the highest RISC rates, which at the top of the League, host over 5 times the national rate of offences. Gudja (also due to the MIA activity) and San Pawl il-Bahar was registered at second place hosting between 2 and 5 times the national rate of offences, indicative of their proximity to the main economic centres such as the San Giljan recreational zone and the Gudja airport. The least RISC registering towns at zero RISC include Xaghra, Kercem, Qala, Mqabba, Ghasri, Fontana and Gharb.