Johor Crime Rate Dropped 6% in First Three Months

17 March 2007
Johor Baru

Johor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Hussin Ismail said that the increase in police presence for crime rampant areas help reduced the crime rate in Johor for the first few months of this year.

There were 6,161 cases reported in Johor last year, while the number dropped by 382 during the same period from 1 January till 15 March. This represents a 6 percent decline.

Community organizations helped to increase public awareness of crime prone areas and safety precautions, the police chief said. Police have enforced their presence by means of a “mobile patrol unit (Mpv) convergence point” method where patrol cars would meet at the crime prone areas at random times.

Batu Pahat recorded the highest decline in crime rate at 21 percent. The Mpv method was most effective there where robbery and snatch theft was most significant.

Police now are hoping to achieve at least a 5 percent decrease in crime rate every month onwards.

The Star Online – Crime rate in Johor down 6%
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