Crime rate up 4.6% for first four months

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 08 May 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The crime rate in the country increased by 4.6% in the first four months of the year.

The number of cases rose to 38,877 compared with 37,167 in the same period last year, said Bukit Aman Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department director Comm Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

"Most of them, about 58%, are property thefts including house break-ins, car and motorcycle thefts.

"Broken down, that's 6,662 break-ins, 12,212 motorcycle thefts and 3,656 car thefts," he said to a press conference here yesterday.

He was speaking to reporters after launching the seventh Malaysian Security Crime Prevention Campaign and Exhibition 2016, organised by the Master Locksmiths Association along with the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) and the Royal Malaysian Police.

MCPF vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said such exhibitions were vital to raise awareness among the public to be constantly vigilant.

“The police have done a good job in reducing the crime rate in the past few years but we should do our part in keeping the country's crime rate low,” he said.

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