Violent crime falling in cities, figures show

January 10, 2012 19:22


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Violent crime levels are significantly falling in most cities, according to figures held by the Public Security Ministry.

Between 2007 and 2011, crimes such as assaults, robbery, sexual attacks, and street violence fell by 17% across the country.

Several cities saw drops in violent crimes, including Hadera (40%), Acre (51%), Haifa (22%), Bat Yam (25%), and Eilat (27%). Additionally, Afula (which experienced a 37% drop), Beersheba (4%), Nazareth (29) and Rishon Lezion (2%) all witnessed a reduction in violent crime.

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