Rabat - The overall crime rate in Morocco has dropped in 2015 compared to 2014, and Moroccans are benefiting from greater security, according to figures revealed by the Ministry of the Interior.
Rabat – The overall crime rate in Morocco has dropped in 2015 compared to 2014, and Moroccans are benefiting from greater security, according to figures revealed by the Ministry of the Interior.
Morocco’s crime rate has decreased by more than 9 percent in the first nine months of 2015, compared to the same period in 2014, Minister Delegate of the Interior, Charki Draiss, said in a meeting held before the Interior Committee at the House of Representatives on Monday.
The number of crimes dropped from 211,576 in the first nine months of 2014, to 192,947 in the same period in 2015, Draiss indicated.
Crimes related to sexual assaults have registered the largest decrease. The rate of sexual offenses and attempted assaults decreased by 16.5 percent.
According to the Delegate Minister, crimes related to ‘morality’ have also declined by 28 percent in 2015.
Charki Draiss addressed the committee stressing the government’s work in crime-reduction and the safety of the Moroccan people.
“Security services continue their efforts in the fight against all forms of crime, in order to ensure the security and tranquility of citizens,” he stressed.
Minister Draiss revealed that the Ministry of the Interior “made great efforts in the fight against human trafficking networks, thanks to the mobilization of over 13,000 elements of the police force.”