National Police yesterday held an annual meeting and reported an increase in the number of foreign victims of crimes.
According to a report presented at the meeting, there was a jump of 513 cases in which foreigners were the victims of crimes in 2017, when compared to 2016.
“There were 752 cases in 2017 compared with 239 cases in 2016,” the report said.
The report also noted that police handled 262 criminal cases that were perpetrated by a total of 2,314 foreigners from 40 different countries. Of those cases, 107 were related to 1,691 foreigners living in the kingdom illegally.
The report also said that police arrested 307 Chinese nationals last year for Voice over Internet Protocol scams, in which the suspects were extorting money from their countrymen back home.