Children Statistics, Malaysia, 2016 presents selected child1 statistics as the basis to measure the quality of life and well-being of children at the national and state level. The compilation of statistics in this publication consists of four main fields, namely population, health, education and child protection. The statistics were obtained from secondary sources which involved various ministries/departments/government agencies. The selected child statistics in the areas of Education and Child Protection are presented as follows:
In 2015, the number of pre-school students in government & government-aided schools increased 1.2 per cent to 198,574 from 196,264 (2014). Female students recorded a higher increase of 1.6 per cent compared to male (0.8%).
The number of primary school students in government & government-aided schools recorded a decrease of 0.9 per cent from 2,709,340 (2014) to 2,683,992 (2015). Both male and female students registered declines of 1.0 per cent and 0.9 per cent respectively.
The number of secondary school students in government & government-aided schools registered a decrease of 4.1 per cent from 2,159,906 (2014) to 2,072,162 (2015). Both male and female students declined 4.8 per cent and 3.3 per cent respectively.
(B) CHILD PROTECTION
The number of children in need of care and protection increased 3.7 per cent from 4,295 (2014) to 4,453 (2015). Both male and female increased 104 and 54 persons respectively.
The number of juvenile offenders declined 10.3 per cent from 5,096 cases (2014) to 4,569 cases (2015). The first offence decreased 12.1 per cent. On the other hand, repeated offence recorded an increase of 12.4 per cent from 371 cases (2014) to 417 cases (2015).
The highest percentage of children involved in crime was property-related crimes that was 36.0 per cent (2015) compared to 42.9 per cent (2014). This was followed by drug (29.7%) and people-related crimes (13.4%).
THE OFFICE OF CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
15 December 2016
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Corporate and User Services Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email : mkho[at]stats.gov.my