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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: Ranjeetha Pakiam; Irdiani Mohd Salleh
KUALA LUMPUR: Official crime statistics, such as the police Crime Index provide an inaccurate and incomplete analysis of the true levels of crime in society, says a criminologist.
Dr P. Sundramoorthy said for every reported crime, other criminal activities go undetected and this had led to a gross underestimation of the magnitude of the crime problem.
"Because the Crime Index data are based on reported crimes, this database underestimates the true incidence of criminal activity within Malaysia. "Unreported and underreported criminal activity are known as the …