PSD records decrease in Kingdom’s crime rates, increased detection rates

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AMMAN — The Kingdom's Public Security Department (PSD) has released comprehensive figures comparing criminal activity in the first halves of 2022 and 2023. The study reveals a decrease in overall criminal incidents, accompanied by increased detection rates and faster resolution times. اضافة اعلان

Brigadier Haider Shboul, Director of the Criminal Investigation Division, praised the investigative agility displayed in 2023, citing cases where culprits were identified within an hour. He emphasized the importance of thorough investigation supported by clear evidence and highlighted improved inter-departmental coordination in complex criminal cases, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Colonel Hatem Tarawneh, Director of the Criminal Information Division, added that crime detection rates have risen to 94.80 percent, up from 92.15 percent last year, and that 100 percent of murders have been solved so far this year.

Tarawneh cited a decrease in crime numbers during the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, despite the increase in population and visitors. His department recorded 12,690 crimes last year, compared to 12,642 this year, detailing a decline in various crime categories, including a 2.5 percent decrease in criminal offenses, a 3.5 percent drop in thefts, and a 1.7 percent decline in homicides.

Tarawneh further contextualized these statistics by providing an example: the car theft rate now stands at just 2 per 100,000 individuals, emphasizing the considerable strides made in maintaining the security and well-being of the Kingdom's residents.

Regarding cybercrimes Shboul warned against careless online interactions and urged potential victims to contact the Anti-Cybercrime Unit. He reassured the public that trained female staff were available to handle sensitive cases involving women and children confidentially.

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