Good news from The Star 15 Oct 2010:
Crime rate in JB down from last year
JOHOR BARU: The crime rate in the state is down by 24.17% from January until Oct 11 compared to the same period last year.
Johor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the police also reduced street crime by 36% while the success rate for solving crimes was 44%.
“The police force will work round-the-clock to ensure public safety.
“The success in lowering the crime rate in the state is due to our hard work as well as public cooperation,” he said in his speech before launching the Johor Baru North temporary headquarters in Taman Impian Emas here yesterday.
DCP Mohd Mokhtar added that the increased police presence had also contributed to less crime in Johor. He also said the public’s complaints and reports would ensure that the police improve their services.
“We will also be setting up community police posts and police beat bases in 23 locations in the Iskandar Malaysia economic region,” he said.