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Crime of Vehicle Theft in Malaysia: Reduced by 37 percent

Puan Mas Tina Abdul Hamid, Co-ordinator of VTREC delivering her welcome speech

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 April 2020:  In 2020, 7,400 vehicles were stolen in Malaysia dropped by 37% as compared to 11,675 units in 2019.  The record can further be reduced when all parties plays their role including vehicle owners.  Vehicle owner need to be more vigilant in protecting their vehicle.

Puan Mas Tina Abdul Hamid, Co-ordinator of VTREC delivering her statistics on crime of vehicle theft

Puan Mas Tina Abdul Hamid, Vehicle Theft Reduction Council of Malaysia (VTREC) Co-ordinator said during Movement Control Order (MCO) due to COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, the crime of vehicle theft has further reduced.  “About 32 vehicles were stolen in 2019 but in 2020 the record dropped to 20 vehicles being stolen, it reduced by 37% according to insurance industry statistics.”, she said at the soft launch of PDRM-VTREC Vehicle Theft Public Awareness Campaign 2021 at TPC Kuala Lumpur.  Deputy Director of CID (Intelligence/Operation) Bukit Aman, YDH Datuk Dev Kumar officiated the Soft Launch, today.


Presentation of theme logo “Protect Your Vehicle From Theft”, from right front row: Puan Mas Tina Abdul Hamid, Co-ordinator of VTREC, YDH Datuk Dev Kumar, Deputy Director of CID Bukit Aman, YBhg Dato’ Ooi Win Juat, Head of Marketing and Advisory of PUSPAKOM, (second row) Mr William Tan of Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM) and Encik Mohamad Izaz Othman of Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) together with PDRM and VTREC officers.

Mas Tina said in 2020 Top 3 most stolen car was the Proton Wira – 353 units, followed by Proton Iswara – 273 units and foreign made car, Toyota Hilux – 209 units respectively.  According to VTREC statistics, Selangor contributed the highest vehicle theft record in 2020 with 2,332 units, follow by Kuala Lumpur (1,572 units), Johor (1,006 units), Kedah (495 units) and Sarawak (454 units).


Puan Mas Tina Abdul Hamid, Co-ordinator of VTREC presenting a memento to YDH Datuk Dev Kuamr, Deputy Director of CID, Bukit Aman

The Soft Launch aimed to educate and create awareness among vehicle owners and road users to protect their vehicle from theft and to avoid from being vehicle theft victims.  The number of vehicle theft can be further reduced if each of us care and play our role in protecting our own vehicles.