Rabat - The security situation of Morocco is “stable,” despite discourse suggesting otherwise, according to the words of Drais Cherki, the minister delegate to the minister of the interior on Tuesday.
Rabat – The security situation of Morocco is “stable,” despite discourse suggesting otherwise, according to the words of Drais Cherki, the minister delegate to the minister of the interior on Tuesday.
Cherki presented statistics to the House of Representatives to describe the prevalence of crime and the justice system’s work in resolving legal disputes. According to these numbers, the first three months of 2016 saw the closure of 127,508 cases, from a total of 140,465 lawsuits – a resolution rate of 90.78 percent, which brought 134,945 people to justice.
Specifically regarding crimes of violence, the minister delegate said 9,385 among 13,435 cases were resolved during the first quarter for 2016, leading to legal consequences for 10,990 perpetrators, Medias24 reported.
In comparison with the first quarter of 2015, crimes resulting in injuries or death have decreased by 17.78 percent this year. Sexual assault (down 13.79 percent), robberies (down 8.30 percent) and car theft (down 4.75 percent) have also been on the decline, according to the official numbers.
Cherokee said the government have mobilized all available resources to increase the pace of police interventions in all cities in the kingdom in order to strengthen security measures against crime and delinquency.
The axes of this strategy focuses of the creation of several additional police stations to bring citizens security services, while strengthening security in neighborhoods and cities and providing police officers with sophisticated hardware devices to fight against crime in all forms, the official said.