KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 2012 (Bernama) -- The nation's crime index fell by 10.1 per cent between January and May, recording 63,221 cases as compared to 70,343 cases during the same period last year.
Pemandu's Reducing Crime National Key Result Areas (NKRA) director Eugene Teh Yee said, although the target was to reduce the crime index by five per cent this year, statistics showed that it fell by more than double.
Index crime covers property and violent crimes.
However, street crime which recorded a 43 per cent reduction as compared to the same period last year, was two per cent short of the government target of 45 per cent reduction, he told a press conference here Thursday.
Snatch theft, robbery and gang robbery without firearms are classified under the street crime category.
He said the crime index for last year had also reduced by 11.1 per cent, in comparison to the previous year, that is, from 177,520 cases reported in 2010 to 157,891 cases last year.