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  3/3/2014, Adar Bet 1, 5774

Police: Crime is Down Despite Recent Incidents


Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino said on Monday that crime is down at a special Knesset hearing. The announcement comes in the wake of several violent incidents involving organized crime groups. "I'm not making light of the recent events," he stated, stressing the seriousness of crime-related bombings, but added that crime rates are some of the lowest ever recorded. He attributed the success to more arrests thus keeping criminals off the streets. Danino pledged to keep crime down and to ensure high standards for Israeli police officers. Committee chair Miri Regev (Likud Beytenu) stated that the commissioner was invited to discuss both successes and problems.