Crime Rates in Jakarta Decrease during COVID-19 Pandemic



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Jakarta Metro Police has noted a decrease in crime rates and disturbance of public order in the Jakarta Police area of jurisdiction during the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic.

    "Total crime (rates) in April compared to March last year for example, shows a decline," said Jakarta Metro Police Chief of Public Relations, Commissioner Yusri Yunus when confirmed, on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

    Similarly, the number of criminal occurrences on the streets and the number of police reports related to crime received by the Police have been in decline during the pandemic, when compared to the same period in the previous year.

    “If we were to compare how many police reports we were to receive daily and monthly, the number now is lower than the days before COVID-19,” he continued.

    The Police Chief of Public Information Sr. Commissioner Asep Adi Saputra confirmed the decline. He reported a 11.03 percent decrease in total crime rates, a 53.82 percent drop in criminal offense, and a 34.78 percent drop in public disturbances across the country.

    ANTARA | Translaor: DIO SUHENDA (Intern)