Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CCTVs lessen crime by 30% - The Star

IPOH: Street crime has dropped by 30% since the first batch of CCTVs was installed at selected local authorities throughout the country.

Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung said the CCTVs had proven to be a success in curbing street crime, and the ministry would install more CCTVs under the 10th Malaysia Plan.

“The target is to reduce street crime by 15% by the end of the year, and we have already achieved that,” Chor said after visiting the Ipoh City Council CCTV Control Room here yesterday.

Live feed: Perak executive council member Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon (second from left) showing Chor (left) the CCTV monitors during his visit to the Ipoh City Council yesterday. Looking on is Roshidi (right).

“We will add 456 units at selected local authorities in Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak next year.”

Ipoh Datuk Bandar Datuk Roshidi Hashim said 24 units in Ipoh city were installed between Feb 15 and July 15 and the city council planned to install 76 more units soon.

“Pictures from CCTV feeds can be produced as evidence in court,” he said.

“Criminals will think twice before committing a crime now.”

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