MALACCA:The crime index in Malacca dropped to 343 cases or 8.73% for the first nine months of the year compared to the same corresponding period last year, state police chief SAC Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said.
He said the figure shows that the crime prevention measures implemented by state had yielded positive results.
“The reduction in crime rate was achieved through the implementation of several joint activities and community-policing programmes between the police and local residents.
I also attribute this success to all my officers, regardless of rank,” he said after a monthly gathering at the police headquarters at Bukit Beruang here, recently.
Malacca deputy police chief SAC Datuk ShahGzali Khan Shahadad was also present during the event.
SAC Chuah said the crime-solving rate reached 1,829 cases or 51% out of 3,587 cases for the first nine months of the year while the total number of offenders nabbed stood at 1,462 people.
“This is a good sign and we should work hard to ensure Malacca is a crime-free state through a pro-active working culture,” he said.
Chuah added that the cooperation between police and members of the public was imperative as the state contingent is eager to combat crime efficiently.
He also called on his men to be more people-oriented and to work closely with the public to ensure the crime index in the state continues to slide.
Chuah said police officers in the state should uphold a high level of integrity and sincerity to achieve a better result in crime-fighting efforts.
“The responsibility entrusted to officers should not be misused while working towards realising the vision and mission of the police force,” he added.
During the event, 85 personnel with the rank of lance corporal were elevated to corporal.