WHY does crime occur? Why do some choose a life of crime? Criminologists will give many theories as to why people commit crimes.
The answer is simple: crime does pay. Going by statistics, many crimes are reported but only a tiny fraction is solved. Some are not given any attention despite the victims going to police stations a few times. And many crimes are not reported because the public feel it is not worth reporting as it is a waste of time and money.
And so the criminals become bolder and commit more serious crimes.
There are people who make crime a profession, just like a person who becomes an engineer, lawyer or doctor. It is not easy to become a criminal as one has to go through the stages of proving oneself and then being recognised as a criminal among criminals.
There are many types of criminals. Some rise up to become godfathers and they act just like the mayor of a city. They have their own territories and collect protection money.
The public see the role of the police as crucial. Their presence gives a feeling of security to the public. In this respect, the police have done an excellent job, judging by the fact that Malaysia is recognised as a peaceful country with a low crime rate.
Foreign investors and tourists feel safe in Malaysia.