MELAKA: The Melaka police have witnessed a downward trend in overall crime indexes so far this year, says the state Crime Investigation Department chief.
Asst Comm Mohd Sukri Kaman said he now wants to double his efforts to achieve the same results for cases relating to sexual abuse.
"It's interesting to note that sexual abuse cases plummeted to 45.3% with 47 cases recorded between June 1 and 14 compared with 89 cases in the same period last year.
"My aim is to achieve a drastic plunge in such cases over the next few months," he said in an interview on Thursday (June 17).
He said that during the assessment period from Jan 1 to June 14, the categories of cases registered, among others, are: six rape cases compared to 23 during the same period in 2020; five cases of incest (two in 2020); 14 outrage of modesty cases (16 in 2020); 13 cases of sexual abuse against children (29 in 2020 ); and zero sodomy case compared to three in 2020.
Summarising on serious crime and robbery cases, ACP Mohd Sukri said a reduction of 39 cases was registered by the contingent between Jan 1 and June 14.
He added that the figure amounts to a reduction of 45.3% cases where 47 multiple crime cases were recorded by the contingent from Jan 1 to June 14 compared to 86 during the same period last year.