Intel: Expect uptick in robberies in Johor once VTL opens to SingaporeansDec 01, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership AI
According to him, the crime rate index in Johor has dropped by as much as 36.7 per cent in 2021.
He said that property crime fell 41.4 per cent while violent crime fell by 32.2 per cent.
Khan added that the number of robberies fell by 125 cases, and theft of motorcycles fell by 1,099 cases, compared to the year before.
Low crimes because robbers stayed home due to curfewWhat the Johor police chief didn't highlight was that Malaysia had a national lockdown due to Covid from May to August this year.
Johor crime rates has fallen because of curfew, not for the lack of robbers.
According to Fathership's source in Johor who is familiar with the intelligence community in the State, Singaporeans should expect an uptick in crimes for the first few months of borders reopening.
The lengthy lockdown imposed by the Malaysian government has caused many in the country to lose their jobs. Some have taken to living on the streets.
As the economy recuperates once borders reopen, the initial months would be laden with petty thefts and robberies, the source said.