Many juvenile cases in Kelantan not reported, says police chief
KOTA BARU, July 15 — Many parents in Kelantan failed to report juvenile offences involving their children to protect the family name, said Kelantan police chief Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman.
Stating that the crime rate among teenagers was at a worrying level, Jalaluddin said he was disappointed with the attitude of parents and school authorities who did not report offences committed by teens.
“I find that there are many juvenile cases in this state such as rape, incest and theft in the family which are unreported to ‘save face’,” he told reporters after opening the Kendiri Camp Crime Prevention Programme, here, today.
Jalaluddin said 186 cases were reported in 2010 involving juvenile offences with 305 students detained for committing the offences.
“There was a drop to 151 cases last year, with 229 students detained and so far this year, there have been 68 juvenile cases,” he added. — Bernama