31 Aug '12, 12pm

So, has crime rate gone up or down? - by Soo Lim Chee (TMI)

― Soo Lim Chee The Malaysian Insider Aug 31, 2012 AUG 31 ―I refer to the former and incumbent IGP’s differing opinions over PDRM’s crime statistics. So, who is to say crime rate has gone up or come down ? A decreasing number of police reports does not indicate a lower crime rate. A large number of crimes committed went unreported. Therefore any compilation of statistics is unreliable. Statistics are useful but to attach a great deal of meaning to them is to bark up the wrong tree. What may be important and should be of concern is encapsulated in the IGP ‘s statement to the media. “I am aware that people are afraid and there are crimes everywhere. We are working on it and if the people do not believe in statistics then stop looking at them. Let’s work together to reduce crime.” Yes, we are afraid. Yes, we know there are crimes everywhere. Yes, let’s work together to reduce ...

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