KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 444,120 police reports were lodged in Kuala Lumpur last year.
City police chief Comm Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim said this was an increase of 69,523 compared to 374,588 reports lodged in 2021.
"From that number, we estimate that we receive an average of 50 reports per day at all police stations in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.
"In my view, this increase is a good thing because it shows the public is confident in the service offered by the police" he told reporters after attending the Kuala Lumpur police monthly assembly on Thursday (Feb 2).
Comm Azmi said that all reports received were acted upon with different investigations and actions depending on the situation of the case.
"Of the total number of reports received, about 40% of the reports are referred for investigation.
"The remaining 60% of reports received are classified as reports referred to other agencies as well as for administrative actions such as natural death cases," he said.
He said a total of 86,409 investigation papers were opened involving the Criminal Investigation Department, Commercial Crime Investigation Department, Narcotics Crime Investigation Department and the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department throughout the past year.
"The number increased by 22,474 investigation papers compared to 63,935 investigation papers in 2021.
"In terms of charges, a total of 79,621 cases were accused in court last year and that number increased by 25,660 cases compared to 53,961 cases accused in 2021," he said adding that a total of 14,342 operations were conducted by the various departments last year.
"Apart from that, preventive measures involving elements of educating the public about crime awareness were also implemented by the Kuala Lumpur Police with 63,560 programs conducted throughout the past year.
"Kuala Lumpur Police is aiming for a more integrated and holistic action continuously in an effort to make Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya a safe city to live in," he said.