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Crime rates drop in Kuwait
February 1, 2018, 5:50 pm

Crimes in Kuwait dropped by 18.5 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, a ranking officer of the Ministry of Interior said on Thursday. The ministry annual statistics showed that criminal acts deemed harmful to public interest decreased by 78.57 percent in 2017  in contrast to 2016, whereas crimes against individuals rose by 48.14 percent, said Major General Sehab Al-Shemmari.

Maj. Gen. Al-Shemmari, the general director of the General Department of Criminal Evidence, said in a statement that financial crimes fell by 11.5 percent and misdemeanour crimes detrimental to public interest dropped by 48 percent.

Deaths resulting from traffic accidents amounted to 424 in 2016 while there were 428 deaths last year. Recorded drug dealing cases reached 33 in 2016, but rose to 68 last year. 

Source: KUNA

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