Senegal records 35% reduction in crime

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Senegal recorded a 35 per cent decrease in crime rate between 2015 and 2017, the country’s Ministry of Interior and Public Security has said.

In the country’s 2017 activity report released on Saturday, the decrease was possible due to security operations conducted by the Public Security Directorate.

According to the report, “in 2017, 33,419 persons were arrested for various offences, including 302 foreigners, and 8459 of them were referred to the public prosecutor’s office.

This figure is down compared to the year 2016 which counted 49,951 including 387 foreigners,” the report said.

According to the report, the various arrests made it possible to dismantle 79 criminal gangs, including 193 notorious criminals.