10 March 2010
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusof was at Metro Prima Kepong, a well-known crime hotspot, where he said that there was a drop of 30% in the city’s crime rate for the first two months of this year. January also saw a 44.6% drop in street crimes, while February had 40.8% less.
Abu Seman said these numbers were achieved with the increased police presence and improved coordination and strategic work to fight crime in those troubled hotspots. He hopes to achieve the National Key Result Area target of crime rate reduction by 5% and street crime rate by 20% at the end of this year.
19 government-linked companies, statutory bodies and local councils in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Pulau Pinang, Johor and 415 auxiliary policemen will be enlisted to perform crime prevention rounds.
The Star Online – Drastic 30% drop in KL crime rate