Rabat - General Directorate from National Security has shown that the crime rate in Casablanca has decreased during the first seven months of the current year, down 10.78 percent compared to the same period in 2016.
Rabat – General Directorate from National Security has shown that the crime rate in Casablanca has decreased during the first seven months of the current year, down 10.78 percent compared to the same period in 2016.
The DGSN noted that this period was marked by a clear decrease in crime indicators, as the number of registered cases reached 52,867, against 59,316 during the same period of 2016, or 6,449 fewer criminal cases.
Casablanca police arrested 62,575 individuals, 45,847 of whom were arrested in the course of committing various offenses, while 16,728 others were subject to national investigation for different criminal cases.
According to a statement from the Directorate General of National Security (DGSN), these operations focus on cases related to violence which affect national security, specifying that 2,197 wanted persons were arrested in related cases to violence, including 239 individuals involved in sexual assaults and 1,844 in robbery cases.
For violent crimes, which are “directly related to the sense of national security,” the DGSN indicated that, during the first seven months of 2017, they did not exceed 12.51 percent of the overall crime rate, a significant decrease of 6.54 percent. Meanwhile, the rate of stopping this type of crime reached 81.59 percent, meaning the arrest of 4,487 suspects, including 650 minors.
Recorded cases and arrests are divided between the Anfa police districts with 7,957 cases and 8,775 arrests, Mers Sultan-Al Fida with 3,717 cases and 3,989 arrests, Ain Sebaa-Hay Mohammadi with 6,794 cases and 6,416 arrests , Ben Hassani with 5,072 cases and 3,301 arrests, Ain Chok with 3,801 cases and 3,093 arrests, Bernoussi-Zénata with 6,771 cases and 5,760 arrests, Ben Msik with 3,138 cases and 3,301 arrests, Médiouna with 990 cases and 963 arrests, and Mohammedia with 5,632 cases and 6,553 arrests.