Crime rate drops 15pc

MUSCAT: The crime rate in Oman has dropped 15 per cent, and the number of thefts fell by 33 per cent in 2014 as compared to that in the previous year. The crime detection rate rose by 11 per cent in 2014 compared to 2013.

This was stated by Lt Gen Rashid bin Salim al Badi, Director-General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigation, who was speaking at the annual meeting for directors of the Directorates of Inquiries and Criminal Investigation at the Royal Oman Police (ROP), which began yesterday under the auspices of Maj Gen Hamad bin Sulaiman al Hatmi, Assistant Inspector General of Police and Customs for Operations.


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