Marudi’s crime rate falls by 10 pct in 2021

Marudi police chief DSP Mohd Ruslan Mat Kib (front centre) with with his men in a group photo this morning after the event.

By Brad Rantayy

MARUDI, 18 Jan: The crime index in Marudi district fell 10 per cent, recording 66 cases in 2021 compared with 73 cases the year before, says its police chief DSP Mohd Ruslan Mat Kib.

He added that the restrictions imposed to curb Covid-19 has helped reduce the crime rate in Marudi.

“The number of cases dropped by 10 per cent to 66 cases last year (2021) compared to 73 cases in 2020 during the period of January to December,” he explained.

DSP Ruslan disclosed this on Tuesday morning during the Marudi Polis Headquarters (IPD) monthly assembly.

In 2020, Ruslan disclosed that 13 violent crimes have all been resolved, compared to 14 of 15 cases received in 2021.

In this regards, rape cases in the district went up to five cases in 2021 compared to only three in 2020.

“All cases (rapes) have been brought to court and resolved,” he said.

For property crime, the 60 cases were reported in 2020 were resolved, compared to 51 cases in 2021, and out of which 44 have been resolved.

DSP Ruslan also reminded his men to always uphold integrity and be more disciplined in discharging their duties.

A total 29 policemen including members of the public received certificates of appreciation for their part in solving crimes. — DayakDaily