Kuwait Sees Over 25% Drop in Serious Crimes in H1 2023

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 05 July 2023
Kuwait Sees Over 25% Drop in Serious Crimes in H1 2023

Serious crimes in Kuwait declined by more than 25 percent in the first half (H1) of this year compared to the same period in 2022, according to recent data in a security report issued by the interior ministry and submitted to Minister Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Sabah.

The ministry attributed the fall in the crime rate to its security measures and arrest of lawbreakers in the country.

According to the report, roughly 11,000 violators were deported in the first half of 2023, with the causes for deportation included criminal cases, misdemeanours, legal judgements, residence violations, and traffic cases.

“This number does not include other expatriates at the deportation prison who are awaiting deportation after the completion of legal procedures,” the ministry said.

On the other hand, the tripartite security committee said it conducted 24 inspection campaigns in June targeting eight areas populated by marginal laborers, namely Farwaniya, Kabd, Um Al-Haiman, Dhahr, Shuwaikh, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Mahboula and Khaitan.

 “Raids also targeted workers at women’s salons, hotels, transport networks, street markets, vendors selling new and used tools, repair shops, foundries and hawkers selling foodstuff in Shuwaikh and other areas,” the committee said. 

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