Offence Cases Drop Dramatically in Past Five Years

Security and safety have been tightened during the fifth mandate of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC), according to a report on the RGC's major achievements from 2013 to 2017 released recently by the Office of the Council of Ministers.

Between the said period, offence cases decreased by 649 or 5 percent compared to the previous mandate, while criminal cases dropped by 1,114 or 26 percent, it added.

Besides, it pointed out, the competent authorities also took active actions against human trafficking as well as gangster groups.

Authorities' interventions against human trafficking surged from 93 to 139 cases between 2013 and 2017, while those against gangsters rose to 755 cases in 2017, up from 423 cases in 2013, said the report.

For drug issues, it underlined, some 5,403 cases were repressed in 2017, arresting 11,682 people, while in 2013, authorities cracked down on only 668 cases, arresting 1,405 people.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press