Police chief: Kuala Lumpur crime rate reduced


City Police Chief Zulkifli Abdullah said today that overall crime in the city was reduced by 19.3 per cent and street crime by 38 per cent.

He gave no further details, but said that police had come up with a Strategic Plan 2011 expanding on efforts that had proved successful last year.

“We will increase our presence in crime prone areas with more car, foot and horse patrols,” he told a press conference in conjunction with the 204th Police Day, March 25.

Zulkifli said the auxiliary police, now about 1,000 strong, would be increased in  number to back the regular force of 3,500.

Zulkifli said that police were also trying to increase the membership of Rakan Cop which had been very helpful in the fight against crime.

Rakan Cop members, now numbering about 90,000, had given information quickly on various cases, he added.

Zulkifli also spoke of the challenge that police face daily in keeping safe the city that is home to nearly two million people and which welcomes over nine million visitors a year.

He said that police were constantly alert to international criminals trying to make Kuala Lumpur a transit for drugs.

Zulkifli said that police busted 10 international drug syndicate last year and crippled four more in the last two months.

– Bernama