Crime is prevalent in all parts of the world including our homeland, Malaysia. But what separates the severity of the crime is of course, the crime rates and how safe one feels when surrounded by it.
In Malaysia, it seems that we are starting to feel safer from crime.
According to a recent study by Pemandu Associates (PA), Malaysians scored low on the Perception of Crime Index (PCI) survey in 2017.
The study was conducted across four states in Malaysia – Penang, Selangor, Johor,
and Kuala Lumpur
. The states scored 33%, 37%, 39%
consecutively. Data was collected from resident associations, Rukun Tetangga, businesses, and schools.
PA senior vice-president Abdul Mutalib Ishak told The Star
that “This is significantly lower than the 61% score when we conducted the pilot survey in 2016.”
“Those surveyed in Selangor showed that 81% were satisfied with the overall police service in their area and that more than half (54%) were not afraid to go out at night,” he added.
The survey will be extended to seven more states this year.