Malaysia: Homicide Statistic 2002-2005, by State

Another crime breakdown in the look from Minister of Women, Family and Community Development is homicide. Below here show the number of homicide cases reported in each state from year 2002 to 2005:

State 2002 2003 2004 2005
Johor 77 86 77 76
Kedah 12 25 23 19
Kelantan 6 10 8 6
Melaka 14 12 11 16
Negeri Sembilan 21 23 25 24
Pahang 12 19 10 5
Perak 35 37 42 30
Perlis 1 1 3 1
Penang 47 30 58 39
Sabah 77 61 72 70
Sarawak 34 40 41 46
Selangor 117 151 137 112
Trengganu 11 9 4 6
Kuala Lumpur 52 61 54 47

On average, Perlis, Trengganu and Kelantan has the lowest number of homicide cases reported, by absolute number. On the other hand, Selangor has the highest number of murder cases reported, an average of 129.3 cases within the period of 4 years. This is followed by Johor (79.0 cases) and Sabah (70.0 cases). Next let’s move on to the comparison among the state by using the normalized number: homicide cases per million population, for year 2005.

Pahang – 3.5
Kelantan – 4.0
Perlis – 4.5
Trengganu – 5.9
Kedah – 10.3
Perak – 13.3
Sarawak – 19.9
Melaka – 22.4
Selangor – 23.6
Sabah – 23.9
Johor – 24.5
Negeri Sembilan – 25.4
Penang – 26.6
Kuala Lumpur – 30.2

So, Kuala Lumpur is the place which has the highest murder rate (30.2 cases per million people, 1.556 million residents), followed by Penang (26.6 cases) and Negeri Sembilan. On the other hand, Pahang has the lowest number of murder cases per million people, followed by Kelantan and Perlis.

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