Violent crimes, thefts down sharply Jan-April: police

The China Post
Date: May 17, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese police investigated 417 cases of violent crime from January to April this year, down 22.35 percent from the same period last year, according to statistics compiled by the National Police Agency (NPA) and released on Tuesday.

During the same four-month period, police received reports of 16,520 thefts or burglaries, 11.65 percent fewer than last year, according to the NPA.

The number of road accidents and deaths caused by drunk driving also fell, from 560 and 30 respectively last year, to 504 and 20, said the NPA.

The police authority released the figures to demonstrate their improved performance ahead of May 20, the first anniversary of President Tsai Ing-wen taking office.

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