Police CID Director: 2007 Crime Index Increased 7 Per Cent

10 January 2008
Kuala Lumpur

Acting CID director Deputy Commissioner Datuk Acryl Sani Abdulah Sani said that the crime index increased by 7 per cent last year but the number of violent crimes have dropped.

The main cause for the rise came from property crimes, especially theft of motorcycles. The number of murder cases have dropped from 606 in 2006 to 588 in 2007. The number of rape cases increased from 2454 in 2006 to 3177 in 2007, which is an increase of 29 per cent.

Four crime categories that were added in 2006 have been removed, reducing the total number of types of crime to 14. The ones that were removed are molestation, extortion, criminal intimidation and rioting.

Datuk Acryl also said that it is standard policy for police personnel to investigate all reports lodged and anyone who is turned away should feedback to the police control centre with details on the officer on duty such as when, where and whom.

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