Rabat - Minister of Interior Mohamed Hassad has announced on Tuesday the overall crime rate has decreased by four percent in 2015, compared to last year and Moroccans are benefiting from greater security.
Rabat – Minister of Interior Mohamed Hassad has announced on Tuesday the overall crime rate has decreased by four percent in 2015, compared to last year and Moroccans are benefiting from greater security.
Hassad, who was speaking during the oral session at the House of Representatives, hailed the efforts of Moroccan police, noting the operations helped decrease crime rate across Morocco.
He went on to add that Fez police thousands of operations, arresting more than 3,000 ‘criminals’ within 15 days, after three German tourists were assaulted in a neighborhood of the Old Medina.
“Thanks to these operations, Fez has become a clean city with less criminals,” the minister added.
Mohamed Hassad also announced that the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) plans to recruit over 4,500 new police officers in 2016.
Previous figures disclosed by the ministry of interior earlier this month revealed that number of crimes in Morocco dropped to 192,947 in the first nine months of 2015, compared to 211, 576 in the same period last year.
Crimes related to sexual assaults have registered the largest decrease, while, the rate of sexual offenses and attempted assaults decreased by 16.5 percent.
According the ministry of interior’s data, crimes related to ‘morality’ have also declined by 28 percent in 2015.