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147 expats deported; Sharp rise in crimes

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12: Statistics issued by the General Traffic Department show the number of violations recorded from the beginning of the current year until the end of last October reached 2.437 million, reports Al-Jarida daily. The statistics show the violations include 970,000 direct violations and 1.467 million indirect recorded by the traffic monitoring cameras, which roughly works out to 8,333 violations per day. The statistics also show the money collected in the form of violations during this period was KD 50.107 million — the fruit of efforts exerted by the traffic sector, in cooperation with other security agencies, to control the traffic situation on public roads and enforcing the prestige of the law. The statistics revealed 147 expatriates were deported during this period for driving without license.

Sharp rise in crimes: On an average 60 various types of crimes — murder, murder attempts, armed robberies, fights, thefts, assaults, shooting and impersonation — have been committed in Kuwait on a daily basis for the first 10 months, which roughly works out to two-and-a-half crimes per hour, reports Al-Qabas daily. A security source said the statistics issued by the Center for Research, Studies and Statistics at the Ministry of Interior for the ten months ended October 2017, showed serious crimes violence and aggressive behavior have increased in the country. The source added to put an end to such crimes, security measures have to be tightened which means the Ministry of Interior has a big role to play in addition to other authorities. Also the concerned authorities have to study the motives for such crimes.

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