INTERACTIVE: From KL to Kinabatangan, a look at Malaysia's crime per capita

Traffic police manning a roadblock at Juru toll plaza in Juru, Bukit Mertajam. - Starpic by MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star/22 May 2020

MALAYSIA has identified 13 types of violent and property crimes as “index crimes” that need to be reduced or eradicated, and which have been extensively monitored and studied over the years.

A look at the data produces some surprising findings: Big cities are not the only crime hotspots in the country.

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