Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, announcing this today, said that in the early stages of the NTP, the crime index rose by three per cent. Pic by NSTP/ZAABA ZAKERIA

SHAH ALAM: The nation’s crime rate has been reduced by 47 per cent since the implementation of the National Key Result Areas (NKRA) on crime under the National Transformation Programme (NTP).

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, announcing this today, said that in the early stages of the NTP, the crime index rose by three per cent.

However, with various measures such as the Modern Policing Initiative, the government was eventually able to reduce the number of crimes taking place, he said.

“We should be grateful that the citizens of this nation enjoy a life of peace and harmony, and are generally safe from criminal elements,” he said at the presentation of the NTP 2016 at the Dewan Agung Tuanku Chancellor, UiTM here, tonight.

The prime minister said noted that the latest Global Peace Index 2016 has ranked Malaysia as among the 30 most peaceful nations in the world.