Thursday August 5, 2010
Crime rate drops in USJ
By THO XIN YI
crime rate in USJ from January to July 19 this
year has dropped by 22.7% or 246 cases.
The statistics were revealed at a dialogue
organised by Kelana Jaya MCA at its office in
USJ 1, Subang Jaya.
Officer-in-charge of USJ 8 police station Insp
Chia Bee Chuan said the number of cases reported
fell from 884 to 683, compared with the same
period last year.
“There has been a decrease of 146 property crime
cases (including house break-ins and stolen
vehicles) from 649 to 548.
“Serious crime such as robbery, murder and
others that caused serious injuries dropped from
190 to 145.”
Ong (second from left) at the dialogue for party
members and residents to meet the police. With
her are (from left) Insp Chia, Insp Mohd Zul
Helmi and Kelana Jaya MCA Youth chairman Lee You
However, Insp Chia said daytime break-ins had
increased by 11 cases.
“Some of these cases were caused by the
residents’ carelessness. They thought they were
only going out for awhile and so they left their
house gates wide open,” she said.
When a resident wanted to know the police’s
stand on the gated and guarded scheme, Insp Chia
said the police neither supported nor opposed
IPD Subang Jaya senior investigating officer ASP
Shaizal Md Som stressed that the scheme did not
guarantee a crime-free neighbourhood but it was
“It can assist police by giving information like
logbook records and CCTV camera recordings.
“For non-gated and guarded communities, the
residents can practice the neighbourhood watch
to reduce crime,” said ASP Shaizal.
The dialogue was attended by some 30 party
members and USJ residents.
Insp Faridah Ramli from the public affairs
department encouraged residents to register as
Rakan Cop by typing POLISSELDAFTARname to 32728.
A resident also highlighted the problem of
indiscriminate parking in Taipan at night.
IPD Subang Jaya traffic point-duty officer Insp
Mohd Zul Helmi Khalid said enforcement was
carried out based on complaints.
The dialogue, attended by some 30 MCA members
and USJ residents, was chaired by Kelana Jaya
MCA chairman Ong Chong Swen.
She encouraged the participants to share the
information they got from the event with their
family and friends.
Mak Meng Chin, who initiated the Voluntary
Patrol Unit (VPU), welcomed more residents to
join the patrolling effort from 9am to 5pm on
weekdays in two-hour shifts.
He can be contacted at 012-383 6508 or