The United Arab Emirates ranked first in the index of security sentiment last year by 96.1%, according to a comparison with other countries that have surpassed previous ones such as Singapore, Norway, Hong Kong, Finland, Switzerland, Canada, and Iceland. , Compiled by the Gallup Global Institute, according to the results of the national agenda indicators of the Ministry of Interior.
While the disturbing crime index fell last year to 49 per 100,000 population, compared to 67 in 2017, and ranked first in the list of least murder, rape, kidnapping, and robbery by means of transport.
The results of the National Agenda also revealed a decrease in the death rate resulting from traffic accidents during the last 10 years by 71%, and the country ranked seventh in the world index of the best countries in this aspect during the past year, recorded 3.83 deaths per 100 thousand population, Down from 2017, which recorded 4.53 deaths.
Dubai Police Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan said during a press conference to announce the results of the National Interior Ministry’s agenda that the ministry compared its indicators with the safest, civilized and advanced countries in the world and not other countries in the region. Of the leadership of the state is no less than that provided by the developed countries.
He added that there are important variables that led to these wonderful results, most notably cooperation among partners in all relevant fields. In the traffic side, for example, we have witnessed high-level coordination between the ministries of interior and infrastructure development to ensure maximum safety.
He pointed out that “The UAE was ranked fourth in the world in 2017 in the list of the least countries in the crimes of intentional murder, and now ranked on the list in the first place, not only in murder, but in the crimes of kidnapping and rape, and this translation of three important aspects, And the most sophisticated cameras, and the intensification of the security presence, whether military or civil, and the third possess the best human cadres in the field of criminal research”.
Regarding the sense of security, the head of the executive team at the Ministry of Interior, Major General Abdul Qadous Al-Obaidli, said that the percentage of safety, according to the Gallup International Classification, reached 96.1%, and the UAE ranked first in the world, attributing this important excellence to the initiatives and projects that the Ministry of Interior, In cooperation with relevant government agencies.
Commenting on the emergency response time, Maj. Gen. Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Ajman Police Commander, said that “The UAE has achieved the second highest position in the world by 2018 with the aim of expanding the use of modern technologies and providing innovative solutions that Strengthening the efficiency of systems and improving the quality of emergency response services, which have strengthened the State’s position at the level of international indicators”.
He pointed out that this index includes a number of competitive sub-indices, such as “the impact of terrorism on business”, “the impact of crime and violence on the cost of business”, “the spread of organized crime” and “the reliability of police services” Globally according to global developments.
Dubai Traffic Police Assistant General Commander, Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafin, said that the traffic record recorded 3.83 per 100,000 population, down from 2017, which saw 4.53 deaths per 100,000 population. , Down from 2016, which saw 6.13 deaths.
Al-Zafin revealed that the traffic death index in the country has decreased by 71% in the last 10 years. This was due to substantial reasons. First, amendments to traffic laws and standardization of traffic campaigns at the state level through the Federal Traffic Council.
With regard to the alarming crime index for every 100,000 population, the Director General of the Federal Criminal Police of the Ministry of the Interior, Brigadier General Hamad Ajlan Al-Amimi, revealed that the alarming crime index decreased by 49.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to 67.69 during 2017.
He explained that the disturbing crimes, according to the global classification, included arson, murder or attempted murder, kidnapping, rape, theft, crimes of trafficking in persons, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, and assault on the safety of others, More than 20 days.
He pointed out that the UAE ranked first in the list of countries in the least in the number of murders, kidnappings, and rape, superior to other countries were at the forefront of this list.