The DGSN has released statistics for the first five months of 2019.
The statement from DGSN shows that police in the northern city of Fez tackled 12,967 criminal cases in the first five months of this year, 15% lower than in the same period of 2018 which saw 15,222 cases.
Police have so far solved 84% of the reported cases, with 10,896 solved cases and 12,370 people arrested for their alleged involvement in criminal acts, according to a statement from DGSN.
The DGSN statistics cover criminal activity in all its guises in all regions under the control of the Prefecture of Fez Police.
Sefrou Provincial District and the Missour Police Station, noted that 1,127 cases of violent crime were recorded during the current period compared to 1,607 last year.
DGSN stated that 9,914 people have been detained, 2505 on national arrest warrants, and the rest have been detained for offences against citizens and their property, dealing drugs and psychotropic pills, economic and financial crimes, as well as domestic and moral crimes.
The DGSN statement explains that in 2018 Fez’s police force operated from a control and coordination room linked with cameras surveillance and several mobile units of the emergency police, responsible for managing operations on the public highways.
The statement adds that the impressive decline in the crime rate is due to the strengthening of police infrastructure.