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Steep increase seen in crimes committed by juveniles: report

KUWAIT CITY, May 25: An unknown individual stole mobile phones and money from five vehicles that were parked near Rujaib High Secondary School in Keifan area. According to security sources, the owners of the vehicles, who are studying in the school, were surprised when they noticed the shattered windows of their vehicles. They checked the contents to discover their mobile phones and money were missing. They immediately reported the theft to securitymen. Investigations have been launched to find and arrest the suspect.

Crime on fire: Statistics released by the Ministry of Justice for the first quarter of this year show the crimes committed by juveniles increased by 156.1% corresponding to the same period last year, reports Al-Qabas daily. The statistics which have been prepared by the Statistics and Research Department of the Ministry of Justice show the number of cases received by the Public Prosecutor and by the Juvenile Misdemeanor Prosecutors were 776 compared to 303 during the first quarter of 2015.

Traffic crackdown: The General Traffic Department (GTD) conducted a series of surprise traffic campaigns in the six governorates from May 15-21, 2016. These campaigns resulted in the registration of 45,965 traffic violations, impounding of 1,796 vehicles and 11 motorcycles while 69 individuals were referred to traffic police for committing serious traffic violations. According to a press statement from the Public Relations and Media Security in the Ministry of Interior, eight individuals were referred to the Deportation Center for driving without a license, whereas the ‘smart patrol’ (security monitoring unit patrol) recovered four cars reportedly used in theft cases. The department then urged road users to fully abide by the traffic rules and regulations to guarantee the safety of everyone. It also affirmed the continuation of security awareness campaigns through various social platforms to achieved the desired objectives. Meanwhile, the Ahmadi police during a crackdown on lawlessness in front of high schools impounded 32 vehicles and issued 116 traffic citations, most of them for driving without licenses, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily gave no details.

By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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