Kuala Lumpur sees 10.3% drop in crime

Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Comm Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid (4th from right) reciting the pledge during the monthly gathering at IPK KL on September 20. - AZMAN GHANI/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: The crime index for Kuala Lumpur showed a 10.3% reduction, equivalent to 334 fewer cases, between Jan 1 and Aug 31 this year as compared to the same period in 2022.

At the same time, 18 police personnel and officers were fired due to various offences, while eight others were demoted.

Attributing the reduction in crime to the hard work by police officers and personnel, Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid said they also solved 2,072 cases this year compared to 2,488 cases in 2022.

“Violent crimes showed a drop of 15.8% this year, while crimes involving property are down 8.8%,” he told reporters after the KL police monthly assembly.

Some RM53mil worth of drugs, said Comm Allaudeen, were also seized between January and August.

Comm Allaudeen said 64 raids were also conducted against call centres used by scam syndicates this year.

“Our prosecution rate is about 58%. We will intensify our efforts to ensure that scam syndicates are not running rampant,” he said.

On the large-scale traffic operation codenamed Respect Traffic Laws, Comm Allaudeen said 24,155 summonses had been issued so far.

“It will go on until Sept 30, involving 1,000 police personnel and officers,” he said.

On another matter, Comm Allaudeen said police were tracking down three individuals in connection with the investigation into the “Save Malaysia” rally.

The police, he added, would reveal the identities of the trio should they fail to come forward to have their statements recorded.

“We hope they will come forward as soon as possible. For now, we are still tracking them down,” he said.

“We have already recorded the statements of 16 individuals and we hope to complete the investigation within this week.”

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