Monday, 24 December 2012

Police aim to reduce public anxiety on crime

Police aim to reduce public anxiety on crime to 24% compared with 50% currently.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said this would be done through the implementation of the second phase of the National Key Result Area (NKRA) on crime next year.

He said police were aware that the public still feared for their safety despite the drop in the crime rate and an international report indicating that Malaysia is a safe place.

“The effort now is to change the people's perception on security,” he said after the presentation of awards to winners of the Balai League Table (BLT) competition at the Subang Jaya district police headquarters here.

Prior to this, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein had announced that the second phase of the NKRA on crime reduction next year would focus on managing public perception on the security situation around them.

On the BLT competition, Ismail said it had contributed to the drop in the crime index and street crime this year.

The crime rate for the period between January and November dropped by 8.1% and 42.2% for street crimes, he added.

BLT, introduced in 2010, is aimed at evaluating the performance of police stations in reducing the crime rate, as well as initiatives taken to improve crime prevention measures.

Source : TheStar


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