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Is there a lot of crime in Malaysia?

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We asked people if there is a lot of crime. They answered...

"No. We feel safe walking around day and night. With that said, we don't go out to bars in town at night or hang out in places like that," said a member in Penang, Malaysia.

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"Crime does occur in Malaysia, though it is generally regarded as relatively low. Drug trafficking, theft, conspiracy and corruption are amongst some of the crimes reported. However, overall security remains relatively stable and the government has put in place several measures to ensure the public remains safe both at home and abroad," remarked another expat who made the move to Malaysia.

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