While the city has seen fewer interventions for theft and violent crime, interventions for drug offenses are on the rise.
Rabat – The General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) has announced the crime statistics for the city of Casablanca over the first five months of 2019.
The DGSN arrested 52,406 people for various crimes, 10,289 of which were under national arrest warrants, states DGSN in a press release today, Monday, June 24.
According to DGSN, the number of interventions for violent crime has decreased by 19.5% since the same period in 2018. It finds violent crime makes up 11.43% of interventions by DSGN in Casablanca.
Interventions relating to theft also decreased by 21.8% over the same period.
Interventions for drug offenses increased by 36% (11,309 over 2019, compared to 8,347 over the same period in 2018).
According to DGSN, the increase is due to DGSN’s focus on targeting drug trafficking, especially synthetic and psychotropic drugs.