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Number of murder, assault cases in Jan hits 56

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1,391 cases filed before Prosecution Office in 2 months

KUWAIT CITY, April 25: Recent statistic issued by the Ministry of Justice show 1,391 felony cases were pending before the Public Prosecution during January and February 2023 related to murders, kidnappings, assaults on one’s reputation and the property of others, reports Al-Qabas daily. The statistics – a copy of which has been obtained by the daily — showed 889 criminal cases were referred to the Public Prosecution Office in January and 502 in February.

According to the statistics, the number of cases handled during the two months was 1,210, including 787 cases in January and 423 in February, and 788 cases were referred to courts, including 540 in January and 248 in February. The statistics stated that the number of murder and assault cases in January was 56, compared to 39 cases in February, while cases of kidnapping, arrest and detention were 21 in January and 13 in February.

The statistics showed that cases of assault on honor and reputation was 29 cases in January, compared to 23 in February, while cases of money embezzlement amounted to 125 cases in January, compared to 75 cases in February. With regard to drug and psychotropic substances cases, the statistics put the number at 170 cases in January, compared to 135 cases in February, while bank cases amounted to 705 cases, including 488 cases in January, compared to 217 in February.

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