KUALA LUMPUR: The deployment of police personnel for Covid-19 duties since March 18 last year has also led to other crime trends, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
The Inspector-General of Police said the presence of tens of thousands of police personnel on Covid-19 duty nationwide had intimidated criminals.
"The setting up of hundreds of roadblocks also make it hard for criminals to move freely.
"Such positive impact has led to the reduction of conventional crimes but non-conventional ones have gone up.
"Incest cases, child pornography, cyber bullying, online scam and suicide are among the non-conventional crimes. It is hard to curb as most of the victims feel ashamed or are afraid to lodge a report," he said during the 214th Police Day celebrations on Thursday (March 25).
The event was officiated by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.