THE crime rate in Ipoh has dropped by 14% in February as compared to January this year, Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Azisman Alias said.
ACP Azisman said that the drop was the result of the public’s co-operation with the police.
“The feedback from the community and strong police presence around the city especially in hot spots have contributed to a decline in the crime index,” he said when met after a community policing programme in Lahat recently.
ACP Azisman said the programme was mooted to reach out and further strengthen ties with the public.
He said police personnel would meet the public once a week at different locations to discuss issues affecting the area.
“We will also be setting up road blocks around the city to check and curb crimes,” he said.
As for the crime rate in Lahat, ACP Azisman said that it was under control based on feedback from his personnel and community leaders.
“From our discussion, the community leaders in the area said they feel safe and are happy with our work and patrolling,” he said.
ACP Azisman said criminals normally targeted bigger towns and busier areas.
He hoped that through community policing programmes and other pro-active measures taken by the police, the crime rate in Ipoh would continue to drop.