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Dubai Police's community initiative slashes crime rates to zero

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Dubai - The police organised eight sport events and delivering 18 lectures to 1819 beneficiaries in the Dubai neighbourhood.



Published: Fri 18 Oct 2019, 11:15 AM

Last updated: Sun 20 Oct 2019, 2:48 PM

The Dubai Police's community centered initiative 'Positive Soul' has helped reducing crime rates remarkably across targeted zones and neighbourhoods.
Last year, the initiative's first phase, which took place in Mirdif, included organising five sport events and delivering 12 awareness lectures to 695 people, leading to a 9.76 per cent reduction in the area's crime rate index.
Meanwhile, the second phase, which took place in Al Muhaisnah, saw organising eight sport events and delivering 15 awareness lectures to 880 people, thus reducing the crime rate index in the area by 67.75 per cent.
The third phase in Al Barsha included organising seven events and delivering 13 awareness lectures to 1632 people, which led to a 51.34 per cent drop in the neighbourhood's crime rate index.
Most notably the initiative's fourth stage in Al Quoz where the crime rate index dropped to zero after organising eight sport events and delivering 18 lectures to 1819 beneficiaries in the Dubai neighbourhood.
This year, the first phase of Positive Soul saw a 39.2 per cent drop in the crime rate index in Al Twar with eight sport events and 13 awareness lectures benefiting 6963 people, while the second phase in Al Satwa brought the crime rate index down to zero with five sport events and six awareness lectures to 3372 beneficiaries.

These statistics were revealed during the initiatives' appraisal meeting chaired by the Commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, who praised the General Department of Community Happiness at Dubai Police for consolidating the values of tolerance, coexistence and dialogue among members of society


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