Saudi King, Crown Prince laud security agencies for outstanding performance

Rates of crimes, accidents fell sharply in 10 months

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Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, appreciated the outstanding performance of security forces and agencies under the Ministry of Interior in reducing crime and accident rates significantly in the Kingdom over the past 10 months.

In a reply cable of appreciation sent to Minister of Interior Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Saud Bin Naif, the King said: “We thank all of you and all those working with you in all sectors of the ministry for these outstanding achievements and continuous successes that reflect the volume of efforts and steady development in the level of performance.”

The King noted that all these have led to a significant decline in crime rates.

In his cable, the Crown Prince stated: “We thank you and the entire personnel of various sectors of the ministry for this outstanding performance, which confirms the keenness of all and their determination to continue to work vigorously and relentlessly to serve their religion and country. All these have resulted in a significant reduction in the crime rates and raising the level of safety.”

Earlier, the minister of interior sent a cable of thanks to King Salman and the Crown Prince in which he detailed the positive outcome of the performance index of various security agencies under his ministry during the period from 1 Shawwal 1438 (25 June 2017) to 2 Shaban 1439 (April 18) while comparing with the same period the previous year.

According to the ministry’s report quoted in the cable, there has been a significant decline in crime and accident rates across the Kingdom during the period.

The rate of premeditated murder fell by 6.5 percent while accidental crimes dropped by 14.5 percent. The armed robbery cases declined by 10.5 percent and theft cases by two percent. There has been a fall of 19.5 percent in accident cases while deaths and injuries in accidents dropped by 19.1 percent and 15.9 percent respectively.

The report also showed that the security agencies have made remarkable achievements in combating drug trafficking and countering infiltrators and law violators. There has been an increase of 34.95 percent in the arrest of suspects in drug related cases and 35.5 percent in the number of those arrested while trying to infiltrate into the Kingdom. A total of 984,007 violators have been apprehended during the security campaign titled ‘A nation without violator.’

The remarkable achievements of the security agencies and forces in containing crimes and enhancing the overall safety level shows the stupendous improvement in the performance and professionalism of the security personnel in line with the keenness of the King and the Crown Prince in ensuring the security of citizens and expatriates.

It was also noted that the figures are a telling example of the ministry’s capability to demonstrate outstanding performance after a few months of its restructuring with Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Saud at the helm. These figures also reflect the ministry’s excellent organizational work in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The significant improvement in the reduction in crime rates as a whole compared to the same period the previous year came because the Ministry of Interior’s has been using advanced technology, raising the level of investigation procedures, and a number of initiatives that guarantee high standard in the functioning of security agencies.


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