Monday, 24 September 2012

Ipoh adopts safety measures to prevent crime

IPOH: In a bid to prevent crime, the Ipoh City Council has taken initiatives to incorporate crime prevention features in the city’s environmental design.

Several hotspots were identified to be the receipients of these features. The hotspots included the D.R. Seenivasagam Park and Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil (along the city council complex).

According to the City Mayor Datuk Roshidi Hashim, the features installed included metal fencings to block sidewalks, more street lights and safety mirrors to reduce the likelihood of snatch thefts and robberies in public places.

Following the installation of metal rails and streetlights in the hotspots, fewer crime incidents were recorded in the areas.

“Once the safety designs were introduced, the number of crime cases dropped drastically. We believe transforming more areas in the city with the safety features can help to bring down the city’s index crime,” he said after chairing the monthly full-board meeting recently.

The Council is now working with the police to pinpoint “black spot” locations which are quiet and badly lit locations making it easier for criminals to attack victims and escape.
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