Assault and robbery cases rise in 2016 after a drop in the previous year

The infographic showcases the national statistic of crimes reported to the law enforcer from 2014 to 2016. Despite Pahang being the biggest state in the Peninsular, it is Selangor that records the highest number of violent crimes with 6,610 reported incidences; that is 10 times more than that of Pahang. Following, Kuala Lumpur records the second highest with 3,751 crimes reported.
Based on the data, the most common violent crimes happened in Malaysia are murder, assault, robbery and rape. Both murder and rape show a drop in the number of cases reported to the police from 2014 to 2016. Murder cases has dropped from 510 incidences in 2014 to 456 in 2016. Meanwhile, rape cases have also showed improvement from 2289 in 2014 to 1,886 cases in 2016.
On the other hand, assault and robbery incidents have increase in 2016, despite having a drop in 2015. In 2016, there were 16 more assault cases reported, totalling to 5,532 cases. Whereas, reported robbery crime has increase by 700 incidences at 14,453 cases in 2016.
Overall, the total number of crimes had shown a significant improvement from 25,432 cases in 2014 to 22,327 cases in 2016. That is 3,105 less cases reported in 2 years. However, there is still room for improvement.