Dubai’s serious crimes index has dropped by 38 percent in the past 5 years, making it the safest city in the world.

Major-General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Criminal Investigation for the Dubai Police, said the statistics showed a drop in theft crimes, dropping from 22 crimes per 100,000 population to just 12.6 per 100,000, in 2017.

According to the Dubai Police strategy, it is expected to fall significantly in 2018 and later, especially after the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods to reduce crime.

The statistics also indicated 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 obviously decreased since 2013, registering around 0.2 by the end of 2017. Robberies went from 3.8 in 2013 to 2.1 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.

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