Labuan Police acting chief DSP Mohd Ibrahim Mohd Ghani attributed the drop to the enforcement of the movement restriction early this year.
He said cases of housebreaking decreased by 62 per cent, from 16 cases (January-March) last year to six cases this year.
“With the daily roadblocks mounted at main roads here and police patrols in all villages during the MCO (Movement Control Order) early this year, the crime index dropped significantly.
“The movement restriction that is making the people to stay home has led to a drop in the house break-in cases,” he told Bernama after attending the Labuan-level 214th Police Day Celebration here today.
He said at least six violent crime cases and 24 property crimes (including theft) were recorded from January up to March 25 this year.
Mohd Ibrahim said the theft cases dropped significantly from 35 to 15, or 54 per cent.
“It is unfortunate to note Labuan has four rape cases this year compared to only one case last year, while the case of causing hurt under Section 324 of the Penal Code dropped to one from three cases last year,” he said, adding that no murder cases were recorded this year and last year.