MEIMELALI.COM: Bali Police Concerned That Crime Rates Might Surge As Government Decided To Turn Off Public Street Lights At Night.
Authorities from Badung Police Department are concerned that the crime rates in Badung could potentially surge as the provincial government has decided to turn off all public lights in the evening during the emergency partial lockdown.
The Head of the Badung Police Department, AKBP Roby Septiadi stated that the policy to turn off all public street lights during the partial lockdown could potentially increase the criminal activity in most of the Badung area. “It would be pretty dangerous as some people might take advantage of this policy by getting involved in criminal activities at night.” AKBP Roby said on Friday (9/7).
Roby reminds the public to finish their outdoor activities before the 8:00pm curfew as a form of support to the government’s program in reducing Covid-19 transmissions in Bali. He also explained that the emergency partial lockdown implementation was not initiated to destroy the economic activity, but to protect the people from virus transmissions as the new Covid-19 variant has begun to spread on the island. “All these restrictions were implemented to reduce people’s mobility as Covid-19 cases keep surging recently. Besides, most people can still run their businesses through the internet nowadays.” AKBP Roby added.
He also claimed that the traffic restrictions that have been implemented every morning showed some positive results in reducing people’s activity during the emergency partial lockdown. “According to our data, the traffic restriction that starts from 6:00am to 10:00am every morning has already shown results to reduce people’s mobility, as people usually start their routine in the morning.” AKBP Roby concluded.
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