MELAKA, (Feb 26) — The Melaka police is committed to further reduce crime rate in the state, from a drop of more than 12 per cent recorded last year.
Melaka Criminal Investigation Department head ACP Raja Shahrom Raja Abdullah said 3,677 criminal cases were reported in the state last year, from 4,187 cases the previous year.
He said the number of criminal cases reported between Jan 1 and Feb 24 this year also reported a drop of 110 cases, with only 486 cases compared with 596 cases during the corresponding period last year.
“Various ways and approaches were made by the Melaka police with the state and federal government agencies, non-governmental organisations, schools, universities and also family institutions in efforts to enhance awareness among the target groups for them to not get involve in crime,” he told Bernama.
He said the role of combating crime should not be left to the police alone, but a responsibility which should be shared by the society.
He said the family institution played an important role in producing young generation with good moral values.
Raja Shahrom said based on the state police records, most of the offenders were young people from problematic families and lack parental attention.
The media, he said, also played an important role where their reporting on the arrest of offenders and punishment meted out on them could deter others from committing the going against the law.
The public can also help reduce crime by providing information to the police, he added.– BERNAMA