Crime Rate Dropped by 41 Percent in 2021

The crime rate in Perak has declined by 41 percent in 2021 as compared to 2020. 

Perak Police Chief, Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid stated that several goals will be implemented this year to further improve police performance.

“We previously aimed for improvements in services, especially in terms of creating a sense of security among the community to maintain harmony.

“More programmes will be carried out with the community so that the people feel safe at all times, be it sitting at home or spending time outside. Wherever one is, we hope that they will feel safe with the presence of PDRM Perak.

“One of our aims is to pay more attention to property crime incidents,” he said after the Perak Contingent PDRM monthly assembly and the 2022 New Year Address at the Air Operations Force Training Base in Ipoh, today (January 4).

According to Mior Faridalathrash, this is because there was a slight increase in property crime cases after the cross-state ban and district movement ban were lifted. However, it was still lower than the previous year.

He said online commercial crime cases decreased by 17 cases last year, but recorded a loss of RM32 million as compared to RM26 million in 2020.

“Besides that, the police will also work with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to curb electricity theft through bitcoin mining activities,” he said.


Rosli Mansor


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