Crime Among Students Rises By 149%: CP Ayub

JOHOR BAHARU:  The crime rate among students increased by 149 per cent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year.

Malaysian Crime Prevention and Eradication director CP Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob said the number of crime cases involving students within the period this year was 873 while it was only 335 last year.

“The figure is not high but crime involving students must be curbed lest it destroys them. The students should rightly be in school to gain knowledge,” he said in a media conference after attending a school crime prevention club seminar for teachers here today.

He said the Ops Cantas operations conducted by the police had not only managed to curb crime among adults but also reduced incidence of student wrongdoing in the school.

School crime prevention clubs could assist the police in collecting information and prevent crime among students, he said.

Meanwhile, Ayub said the government had approved the department’s application for 10,000 police volunteers.

Those who were interested to become one could apply through the police website, he said.


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