Crime Rate Drops 20 Per Cent in Q1

2 April 2010
Shah Alam

Shah Alam police chief Assistant Commissioner Noor Azam Jamaludin said yesterday at the 203rd Police Day celebrations that the crime rate in Shah Alam has been reduced by 20 per cent compared to the same period last year.

894 cases have been reported so far this year, compared to 1,151 cases reported between January and March last year. Noor Azam said majority of the cases are petty thefts, of which 60 per cent are motorcycle thefts and the rest are house break-ins and shop robberies.

He said the drop in crime rate was due to increased police patrols, crime prevention programmes and public collaboration. He believes the index can be further reduced if the communities practise safety habits like ensuring vehicles and homes are locked before leaving for work, and not leaving handbags on the passenger seat of cars.

Community policing programmes in neighbourhoods will be further used to foster a better relationship between the police and community this year.

New Straits Times – ‘Public has a role to play to fight crime’

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