Crime Prevention Program in Perak through the Role of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and the Community

Program Pencegahan Jenayah di Negeri Perak melalui Peranan Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) dan Masyarakat

  • Wan Nurul Wahida Wan Lanang Fakulti Sains Kemanusiaan, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Muhamad Sayuti Hassan Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA
Keywords: Crime, security, society, crime prevention, PDRM

Abstract

The incidence of crime in the community is very worrying. Thus, crime prevention programs are carried out by authorities such as the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to reduce the fear of crime in the community. The main objective of this study is to analyze crime prevention programs in the community implemented by PDRM in Perak. This study is qualitative by using a case study design. The study area covers urban and rural areas in Ipoh and Taiping, and a total of 18 informants consisting of officers from PDRM, JPNIN, JKM, MCPF, and the local community were interviewed to obtain data. Overall, property crime was reported as the highest crime among the community in Perak with 2,330 cases recorded from January to June 2016. The finding also shows that there are various initiatives in the crime prevention mechanism by the PDRM such as the police program with the community, patrols, and RAPAT1M. In conclusion, this study suggests the cooperation of all parties, especially community involvement in tackling crime. The implication is that this study can be used as a guideline for authorities such as PDRM and the community to formulate programs that are appropriate to the socio-culture of the local Malaysian community, which in turn can help Malaysia towards a more peaceful and less crime country.

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Published
2021-06-28
How to Cite
Wan Lanang, W. N. W., & Hassan, M. S. (2021). Crime Prevention Program in Perak through the Role of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and the Community. Perspektif: Jurnal Sains Sosial Dan Kemanusiaan, 13(1), 85-101. https://doi.org/10.37134/perspektif.vol13.1.8.2021