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Development of car theft crime index in Peninsular Malaysia

Zulkifli, Malina and Ismail, Noriszura and Razali, Ahmad Mahir and Mat Kasim, Maznah (2014) Development of car theft crime index in Peninsular Malaysia. In: 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Sciences, 17–19 December 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Vehicle theft is classified as property crime and is considered as the most frequently reported crime in Malaysia.The rising number of vehicle thefts requires proper control by relevant authorities, especially through planning and implementation of strategic and effective measures.Nevertheless, the effort to control this crime would be much easier if there is an indication or index which is more specific to vehicle theft.This study aims to build an index crime which is specific to vehicle theft.The development of vehicle theft index proposed in this study requires three main steps; the first involves identification of criteria related to vehicle theft, the second requires calculation of degrees of importance, or weighting criteria, which involves application of correlation and entropy methods, and the final involves building of vehicle theft index using method of linear combination, or weighted arithmetic average.The results show that the two methods used for determining weights of vehicle theft index are similar.Information generated from the results can be used as a primary source for local authorities to plan strategies for reduction of vehicle theft and for insurance companies to determine premium rates of automobile insurance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: AIP Conference Proceedings ISSN: 0094-243X
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: School of Quantitative Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Malina Zulkifli
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 03:12
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 00:50
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12343

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