CrimeCriminality Increased During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Criminality Increased During the Covid-19 Pandemic


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“Prioritize implementing health protocols, avoid traveling because maintaining of this situation is important. By avoiding traveling if it is not very important and traveling rarely, we also avoid criminal disturbances, avoid opportunities for perpetrators with bad intentions,” said Inspector General of Police Putu Jayan.

The number of criminal accidents in Bali has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bali Police Chief Inspector General Putu Jayan Danu Putra appealed to the public to avoid unnecessary travel.

Meanwhile, the police have also carried out an anticipatory pattern by placing more members in the field to prevent any disruption of security and order.

“We are now placing more and more members in the field to anticipate any disruption of social security,” he said.

“Still, our pattern is to place our members in a preventive manner. By enforcing the law we also have to uncover cases. Investigators from our detective units carry out investigations of existing cases,” he explained.

Confirmed separately, the Director of General Criminal Investigation of the Bali Police, the Police Chief Commissioner Djuhandhani Rahardjo Puro submitted a report on the results of general crimes for the period 22-28 February 2021.

“In the past week, there have been 18 cases of general criminal acts, including aggravated larceny (Curat), theft of the motor vehicle (сuranmor), gambling, embezzlement, fraud and land grabbing, areas prone to the jurisdiction of the Bali Regional Police, Denpasar Police, Tabanan Police, Jembrana Police, and Polres. Buleleng,” he explained.

“Exactly the previous week there were more cases, there were 34 cases a week,” he said.

“Do not make it a safe place for criminals,” said Djuhandhani Rahardjo Puro.

Likewise, the Denpasar Police Chief, the Police Chief Commissioner Jansen Avitus Panjaitan invited the community to take part in protecting the surrounding environment because it is undeniable that economic factors make people’s intentions to do evil more open.

“Together securing our respective environments and personal safety, because, with the Covid-19 pandemic situation, it is possible for people’s intentions to do evil with a larger economic factor mode. We still anticipate it,” said the Chief of Police.

From the intentions of the perpetrators who have emerged coupled with the opportunity for the environment to support them to do evil, then a crime occurs, for that the Police Chief advised the public to learn from a series of events to be more careful so that they do not become victims of crime.

“if criminal’s intention has appeared, he just needs to look for opportunities. So from several existing events, we hope that it will be a lesson for all of us, including the community, to be more careful,” said Kombes Pol Jansen Avitus Panjaitan.

“We ask for cooperation to protect each other’s environment so that it does not occur or become victims of criminal acts,” he continued.

He revealed that in the jurisdiction of the Denpasar Police, the crime rate is currently dominated by drug abuse cases, but it is also accompanied by other crime rates.

“So far, security from the level of crime, especially drugs, we should have thought that people were struggling for money, it turns out that maybe their thinking factor is looking for shortcuts to use or consume drugs. Other criminals have increased and decreased,” he explained.

photo by Angga Riza / detikcom


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