Crime rate in Sharjah drops this quarter

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Sharjah - Colonel Khalifa Kalender, Deputy Director of Sharjah police stations, said that they received 3,251 crime complaints during the third quarter, compared to 3,484 in the same period last year, a reduction of 233 complaints.



By Afkar Abdullah

Published: Thu 6 Oct 2016, 6:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 6 Oct 2016, 8:54 PM

Crime rate in the emirate has gone down by 6.9% in the third quarter of 2016, compared to the same period last year.
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Colonel Khalifa Kalender, Deputy Director of Sharjah police stations, said that they received 3,251 crime complaints during the third quarter, compared to 3,484 in the same period last year, a reduction of 233 complaints.
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He attributes the declining crime rate to improved police efforts in term of preventive measures and awareness to ensure safety and security, based on the Ministry of Interior's strategy.
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Col Kalender pointed out that the initiatives to solve disputes amicably, crime-curbing patrols, and Isnad patrols which have been deployed in various parts to of the emirate to detect crimes before they happened, played a great role in reducing the crime rate.
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