5 May 2009
Since the start of the city police force’s campaign against robberies and snatch thefts two weeks ago, the crime rate in Kuala Lumpur has dropped by 3.5%. The slight drop of robbery cases reported was from 114 in the first week to 110 in the second.
Snatch theft cases also decreased from 58 in the first week to 52 the second week or about 10% less.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Datuk Ku Chin Wah said there was a high number of youths aged between 13 and 24 years old involved in the cases. A robbery gang of two teenagers who have been committing crime on a motorcycle was caught.
Ku attributed the rise in under aged crime to parents who were not role models in obeying the law.
The Star Online – Police blitz sees 3.5% drop in crime index