This Dubai Police station's criminal cases have slided significantly

Dubai - About 8,412 criminal cases were registered last year as compared to 12,371 in 2019.

By Hesham Salah

Published: Wed 24 Mar 2021, 7:43 PM

The criminal cases in the area under Al Rashidiya Police Station’s jurisdiction have gone down by 32 per cent last year.

Altogether, 8,412 criminal cases were registered last year, as compared to 12,371 in 2019, Brigadier Saeed Hamad bin Sulaiman, Director, Al Rashidiya Police Station, told Khaleej Times in an exclusive interview.

Brigadier Saeed said most of the reported crimes were related to insults, breach of trust, physical assault, and financial wrongdoings such as bounced cheques.

He said police personnel was hard-pressed to ensure safety and security amid a constant bid to provide quality service to the public.

Criminal cases

He said nearly all crimes are reported through the operation room’s or emergency helpline number, 901 and 999, respectively.

Typically, a police team would start working on a case depending on the crime, he added.

The police station authorities also received 6,656 reports about bounced cheques last year, whose cumulative worth is estimated at Dh1.98 billion (b).

Also, 1,376 reports of bounced cheques were amicably resolved, whose total worth was Dh162.4 million (m), last year. While 2,568 cases of bounced cheques were settled at the police station and 4,088 are under investigation.

Altogether, 1,192 reports from the police station related to bounced cheques were submitted to public prosecution.

Traffic reports

Brigadier Saeed said that the police station authorities received 456 road accident reports last year, as compared to 534 in 2019.

He cited that the rate of traffic accident fatalities declined to 2.25 per 100,000 people, as compared to 4.68 deaths per 100,000 people.

Data showed that the target was 3.43 traffic accident deaths, while the population station authorities are expected to ensure the safety and security of 754,504 people under their jurisdiction.

Brigadier Saeed called on motorists to drive with caution, implement all precautionary measures and never hesitate to call the police for any help or report an incident.

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