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Taiwan sees fewer criminal cases so far this year: ministry

Taiwan sees fewer criminal cases so far this year: ministry

Taipei, Dec. 19 (CNA) The number of criminal cases that occurred in Taiwan during the first 11 months of 2015 reached 274,519, a drop of 8,422 cases from the same period last year, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.

The figure also suggests that a crime takes place every 1.75 minutes in Taiwan, compared with the rate of once every 1.7 minutes recorded during the same period in 2014, it said.

The lower rate of crime occurrence is in line with a trend seen in recent years, the ministry said.

In 2009, a crime occurred every 1.36 minutes, it added.

This year, offenses against public safety, which includes drunk driving, topped all crime categories with 66,228 cases (more than 61,000 of which involved drunk driving). They were followed by burglaries with 60,368 cases and drug-related offenses with 45,823 cases, according to the ministry.

More criminal cases are also being solved by law enforcement authorities, according to the ministry. It said 92.38 percent of the crime that occurred between January and November this year have been solved, a growth of 5.94 percentage points from last year. (By Tang Pei-chun and Lee Hsin-Yin)

Updated : 2021-09-27 13:10 GMT+08:00