Published: Tuesday January 15, 2013 MYT 9:45:00 PM
IGP: Crime down to 153,309 cases last year from 157,629 in 2011
KUALA LUMPUR: Public confidence in the crime-prevention performance of the police is expected to increase as crime cases went down to 153,309 last year from 157,629 in 2011.
"Police have continued with actions to boost the force's image and gain public confidence," he said when presenting his paper entitled, 'Crime and Safety Issues - Between Perception and Reality', at the Tranformation of Security and Fundamental Rights and Legislation seminar.
Ismail said the police had adopted an effective approach by focusing on engaging citizens in crime-prevention programmes.
The GTP initiative on reducing crime has, among other things, placed Malaysia one step ahead of the United States in terms of order and security, according to an assessment by the World Justice Project (WJP) 2011 Rule of Law Index.
The WJP Annual Report 2011 ranked Malaysia 12th among 66 countries covered under its assessment of order and security. - Bernama