20 February 2010
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said that the country is expected to reduce the street crime by 20% by the end of this year. Earlier this year in January there was a 13% decrease compared to the previous month.
Hishammuddin is the lead minister responsible for meeting the crime reduction target, one of the six National Key Result Areas set by the Government earlier. He also noted that snatch thefts, robberies and gang robberies without the use of firearms drop by 7.6% in the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to the previous quarter.
The Home Ministry also hopes to reduce the overall crime rate by 5%.
Since Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the Government Transformation Programme, 4,000 security personnel from various agencies have been enabled at 50 crime hotspots in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor and Penang.
Federal CID Director Comm Datuk Seri Bakri Zinin believes that the public can help the police to improve the national crime prevention work by providing valuable intelligence.
The Star Online – Target to reduce street crimes by 20% on course to be met
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