RISC of Crime


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RISC Model: League Tables for 2019

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 2019. Domestic Violence and Commercial Activity-related RISC has been included as from 2015.

 

 

Grand Total Offences

In terms of Grand Total Offences, Mdina retained its top position above San Giljan, which had maintained its perennial hold at the top of the League, with Mdina hosting more than 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, Floriana  and Valletta.
 
At a rate between the national up to twice that rate one can find Gudja, Ta’ Xbiex, Marsa, San Pawl il-Bahar, Zebbug (Ghawdex), Bormla, Msida, Gzira, Hamrun, Luqa, Marsaxlokk, Sliema, Pieta, Ghajnsielem, Birgu and Mellieha.
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 2019, the relative RISC still appears for Mdina and Marsascala, the latter registered within the 2x-5x RISC. The rate between the national up to twice that rate category includes Msida, Ta’ Xbiex, Birzebbugia, Zebbug (Ghawdex) Pembroke, San Pawl il-Bahar, San Giljan, San Gwann, Iklin, Sliema, Pieta, Bormla, Paola, Naxxar, Swieqi, Marsaxlokk, Santa Lucija, Gzira, Fgura, Mellieha, Valletta, Attard, Hamrun and Lija. In contrast, most other zones have lower than average rates and that Kirkop and Gharb registered zero residential offences in 2019.

 

Theft of and from Vehicles

uring 2019, Ta’ Xbiex took top spot, followed by Marsa, Floriana and Pieta  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 parking and transport-related activities that attract offenders to high-volume and relatively less monitored opportunities. Fontana, San Lawrenz and Sannat hosted zero offences.

 

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence reports pertain to stalking, slight bodily harm, grievous bodily harm and psychological harm. Kirkop, Floriana, Isla, Bormla and Santa Lucija 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, Mdina and Ghasri 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

Gudja (also due to the MIA activity) hosted more than 5 times the national rate, taking over San Giljan at the top of the League. Towns that host between 2 and 5 times the national rate of offences comprise San Giljan, Pembroke and San Pawl il-Bahar, indicative of their proximity to the main economic centres such as the San Giljan recreational zone. The least RISC registering towns at zero RISC include Santa Lucija, Fontana, Xghajra, Birgu, Mdina, Gharghur, Isla, Lija, Munxar, San Lawrenz, Sannat, Kercem, Qala, Ghasri and Gharb (9 of 14 Gozitan localities).

 

 

Link to RISC 2015-2018