As per gulf news Dubai Police stated that the crime in Dubai is reduced by fifteen percent then last year. However the cases of drugs operation increased by eight percent. Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, hailed the force which solved 86 per cent of criminal cases. The police officials said we are very much behind the criminals and because of that the crime rate is decreasing rapidly. As per Khalij Times Newspaper, the serious violent crime rate has been reduced to thirty eight percent in past five years.
The statistics also indicated that murder crimes dropped from 0.5 in 2016 to 0.3 in 2017 for every 100,000 population, while violent and aggressive crimes in the past 5 years went from 2.2 crimes per 100,000 and dropped to 1.2 by the end of 2017, pointed out Al Mansouri. General crimes have decreased since 2013, registering around 0.2 by the end of 2017. Robberies went from 3.8 in 2013 to 2.1 by the end of last year, while kidnapping cases also dropped from 0.2 in 2013 to 0.1 in 2017.
Vehicle thefts in 2013 were 3.8 per 100,000 population, and fell to 1.7 in 2017. All the stolen vehicles were also recovered after being smuggled to neighboring countries, in cooperation with the competent authorities there.
According to the US Bureau of Diplomatic Security, petty theft, pick pocketing, scams, and sexual harassment still occur although they are usually not violent and weapons are not involved.
Dubai Crime index and Safety index is ranked sixth in the region listed below:
|City||Crime Index||Safety Index|
|Abu Dhabi, UAE||13.54||86.46|
Official statistics from Dubai have shown a dramatic 88% increase in the number of electronic crime cases reported in 2013 compared to the year before. The cyber investigation department of Dubai Police received a total of 1,419 reports in 2013, 792 in 2012 and 588 in 2011.
There had been a recent increase in the number of women committing crimes, which went against the norm when it came to gender roles. Statistics from Dubai Courts show that 149 women stood trial in 129 cases at Dubai Criminal Court last year, a fraction of the 105,003 cases heard at the criminal and misdemeanor courts that year. Of these women, the largest number from one profession to stand trial were housemaids, at 42. Of the remainder, 28 were tourists, 23 were employees and 17 were housewives.