Sabah Commissioner of Police Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said a total of 1,970 cases were reported during the period compared to 2,393 cases during the corresponding period last year, a decrease of 423 cases or 17.68 per cent.
He also said Sabah recorded a 40.2 per cent crime-solving rate, a fair achievement considering that the Interpol rate is 20 per cent.
“In terms of Sabah’s population, the crime ratio is one victim to 1,662 residents. We want to improve this further to one victim to 2,000 residents,” he said after opening a meeting of Sabah district police chiefs, here, Wednesday.
Noor Rashid said of the 22 police districts in Sabah including Labuan, Kota Kinabalu topped the list, followed by Penampang, Tawau, Sandakan and Lahad Datu.
On violent crimes such as murder, robbery and fighting, he said there were 313 cases in the first quarter this year compared to 412 during the same period last year.
Though the other violent crime cases dropped, murder cases increased from 20 to 22.
Using a new approach to deal with such cases like the formation of a task force to help other districts, most of the murder cases were solved within 48 hours, said Noor Rashid. On property theft, he said the number of cases also dropped to 1,657 for the first quarter compared to 1,981 during last first quarter.
“But the disturbing trend is an increase in motorcycle thefts. Last first quarter had 105 cases of motorcycle theft but during this year’s first quarter, there were 170 cases with 25 cases solved,” he said. Urging the public to take extra safety measures when parking their motorcycles in light of the increase in such thefts, Noor Rashid said he expected the trend to worsen due to better roads in Sabah now and more youngsters having own motorcycles.
Nevertheless, Noor Rashid said police would keep taking “extra” efforts and pro-active measures to keep Sabah’s crime rate low.
He said the meeting of district police chiefs was to plan for the coming year, assess the performance of each district and identify the weaknesses.
On CCTV for investigation rooms, Noor Rashid said funds would be applied for but new police buildings would have such facility.
He also said he was satisfied with the response to the Rakan Cop scheme but hoped more accurate information could be provided so that police can act swiftly.
1) Why is Malaysia government still paying RM5300 ‘ufti’ to Philipines government annually until today?? Suluk or Tausang is a super ‘bumiputera’ in Sabah??
2)Why the Sabah flag burning was released and not put under ISA? Is a reporter and Theresa Kok more dangerous than this ‘animals’. Or because Theresa Kok is a woman?
Bye-bye mr. policeman…