18 May 2010
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said that the crime index for the first four months of this year has been reduced beyond the initial target set. He said it has been reduced by 15.3% and street crimes have dropped by 38.7% compared to the same period last year.
After launching the 1Malaysia logo on Tuesday, he said the ministry has achieved this significant reduction despite the upward trend from 2006 to 2009. He said the important factors that led to this achievement were by identifying crime hot spots and via the five main principles of the Key Performance Index and 55 initiatives drafted through crime labs.
The police have had deployed 14,444 police, 3,160 Rela and Civil Defence Forces at 50 crime hotspots and intends to install 500 closed-circuit television cameras by the end of this year.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Datuk Seri Idris Jala said the expected crime index reduction according to the National Key Results Area for crime was 5% and what the police accomplished is impressive. The target reduction for street crimes was 20%.
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