Ministry of the Interior: Crime Rate Declining in Morocco

(MENAFN- Morocco World News) The security situation of Morocco is 'stable' despite discourse suggesting otherwise according to the words of Drais Cherki the minister delegate to the minister of the interioron Tuesday.

Cherki presented statistics to the House of Representatives to describe the prevalence of crime and the justice system's work in resolving legal disputes. According to these numbers the first three months of 2016 saw the closure of 127508 cases from a total of 140465 lawsuits – a resolution rate of 90.78 percent which brought 134945 people to justice.

Specifically regarding crimes of violence the minister delegate said 9385 among 13435 cases were resolved during the first quarter for 2016 leading to legal consequences for 10990 perpetrators Medias24 reported.

In comparison with the first quarter of 2015 crimes resulting in injuries or death have decreased by 17.78 percent this year. Sexual assault (down 13.79 percent) robberies (down 8.30 percent) and car theft (down 4.75 percent) have also been on the decline according to the official numbers.

Cherokee said the government have mobilized all available resources to increase the pace of police interventions in all cities in the kingdom in order to strengthen security measures against crime and delinquency.

The axes of this strategy focuses of the creation of several additional police stations to bring citizens security services while strengthening security in neighborhoods and cities and providing police officers with sophisticated hardware devices to fight against crime in all forms the official said.

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