UAE: Dubai Police records 63.2% drop in crime rates in 2022

United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Police Department recently shared an update regarding the record 63.2% Drop in Criminal Reporting events last year, per the Dubai CID’s recent analysis report. 

United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Police Department recently shared an update regarding the record 63.2% Drop in Criminal Reporting events last year, per the Dubai CID’s recent analysis report. 

The reduction in crimes was recorded in 2022 by the General Department of Criminal Investigation (CID) compared to the year before.  


As per the updates, Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri and Commander in Chief of Dubai Police have stated that the notable drop in the past year’s crime rates was possible due to eight innovative security projects introduced by force and conducted by dedicated officers.

In addition, Commander in Chief extended his remarks during an annual inspection visit to the Department under the presence of Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs at Dubai Police Major General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, 

along with Major General and General Department of Criminal Investigation’s Director, Jamal Salem Al Jallaf.

Moreover, Lieutenant Al Marri further explained different domains in which the Dubai Crime Preventions Department has been working and achieved great success in reducing crime cases in the country by a substantial margin.

Crime Prevention

as per the information, the achievement and initiatives of the crime prevention department were also explained and cited during the inspection visit. 


The inspection also included the 422 arrests of wanted criminals for different charges and 782 dealings of points of interest in connection with government bodies.

The Department also highlighted security projects with innovative techniques to highlight key findings of the related crime prevention studies. The projects have also contributed to preventing such adverse crimes and facilitated after-crime procedures. 

Lost & Found

During the inspection tour of the Dubai Police officials, the authorities of the lost and found Department also explained to the commander in chief at Dubai Police their achieved milestones and initiatives, 

which included returning the lost items to around 745 beneficiaries and honouring individuals, around 14 who handed over lost items to the police. 

Tourist Police

The Dubai Police Tourist Department also presented last year’s performance and recorded data. 

The positive results achieved by the Department were highlighted, including delivering awareness lectures to around 55 to 4.085 beneficiaries working in the tourism and hospitality industries.

Training & Development

During the end of the inspection tour, Major General Al Marri was also briefed and updated on the performance indicators and the advanced training plans run by the Training and Development sectors at the General Department of Criminal Investigation in 2022, totalling 108 courses, workshops and lectures.


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