The fresh statistics released by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) yesterday indicates marked decline in crimes in Qatar in all categories (major, minor) making security indicators exceeding global proportions.
Statistics of the MoI for 2018 suggest that Qatar’s crime rate has declined below global average in 2018.
The statistics further reveal that the total number of crimes in 2018 decreased by 2.4 percent compared with 2017 and 88.3 percent of the total crimes committed in 2018 were minor crimes, such as check cases, violations, non-criminal quarrels.
The MoI has succeeded in reducing the rate of committing major crimes in 2018 per 100,000 inhabitants from the rate of global rate by 98.3 percent, despite the increase in population in the state last year by 3.6 percent.
Statistics and indicators of the MoI for 2018 showed a significant reduction in the rate of criminal offences committed per 100,000 people, where murder recorded 0.4, a decrease of 95 percent from the global rate of eight cases of murder.
In the aggravated assault, it recorded 0.2, a decrease of 99.8 percent from the global rate of up to 100 assaults. It recorded 0.1 in burglary cases, 99.9 percent below the global average of 100 burglaries, 0.1 in deliberate fire crimes, which is 99.6 percent lower than the global average of 25, and 0.6 cases of forced theft, 99.4 percent lower than the global average of up to 100 crimes.
This is due to the efforts of the MoI in maintaining security and preventing crime and reassuring citizens and residents. Thanks to the efforts of the General Directorate for Drug Enforcement, statistics showed significant decrease in the rate of drug abuse in the country. The rate of drug abuse was 0.1 percent of the total population, a decrease of 95 percent from the global rate of abusers, which is two percent.
The statistics revealed that the total number of crimes in 2018 decreased by 2.4 percent compared with 2017. Some 88.3 percent of the total crimes committed in 2018 were minor crimes, such as cheque cases, violations, non-criminal quarrels.
Major crimes against public security accounted for 0.1 percent of all crimes committed in 2018 showing a decline by 14.5 percent compared to 2017.
Forgery decreased by 31.8 percent, minor assaults and quarrels by 19.1 percent, breach of trust by 18.8 percent, of non-payment by 16.3 percent, compared to 2017 while theft of cars declned by 13.9%. This shows a marked improvement in the level of security situation in the country compared to 2017.