Crime rate declines in Saudi Arabia: Gen Mansour

Riyadh—Crime rate in Saudi Arabia declined in 2015, according to Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, security spokesman of the Ministry of Interior.
Addressing a press conference at the Officers’ Club in Riyadh on Wednesday he said that the crimes related with attack on persons decreased by 0.6 percent compared to the previous year.
The crimes of this sort reached 150 per every 100,000 people in 2015. Threats for attempted murder were 9.8 percent, gunfire 6.8 percent, stabbing 2.9 percent, suicide and attempt to commit suicide 2.6 percent, premeditated murder 0.7 percent and kidnapping 0.6 percent.
Al-Turki said expatriates and students represent the highest percentages of people who committed these crimes, with 28 percent and 18.8 percent respectively while drivers, domestic workers and unemployed people come next to them.
Makkah province tops in the rate of this sort of crimes with 35.82 percent and Riyadh comes next to it with 19.75 percent.—Agencies

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