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Country's Crime Rate Almost Halved During MCO, CMCO: Cops

  • 11 Jun 2020
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The country's crime rate almost halved during the Movement Control Order (MCO) and the Conditional MCO, enforced to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to the police. 

Bukit Aman CID director Huzir Mohamed was quoted by Bernama saying that a total of 10,134 cases were reported during the 84 days since March 18 - down 46.7% from the 19,014 cases reported before the MCO was implemented. 

"This means that the period during the MCO and CMCO was very safe, the cases dropped by 46.7%, or about 8,880 cases," he told a press conference yesterday. 

The criminal cases reported are divided into violent crimes, such as murder, robbery, and rape, and those involving property, like vehicle theft and burglary. 

The MCO, and the CMCO that followed, witnessed widespread roadblocks and stepped up police patrols, to deter people from loitering around and moving about unnecessarily, to contain the spread of the disease. 

Similar enforcement was carried out at state borders, where people who tried to travel outstation without prior police permit, were told to turn back and compounded. 

On another matter, Huzir also warned owners of nightclubs, pubs and entertainment centres to remain closed during the Restricted Movement Control Order (RMCO), which is currently being enforced until August 31, 2020. 

The COVID-19 infection and death tally in Malaysia currently stands at 8,338, and 117, respectively. 

Globally, the disease has infected more than 7.4 million people and killed over 418,000. 


Source: Bernama
Photo source: Astro Awani



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