Police target crimes carried out by foreigners in the capital

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There were 60 criminal cases involving foreigners from 18 different nations in Phnom Penh last year. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The number of foreigners who have committed crimes in the capital has decreased, according to Colonel Tey Visal, deputy chief of the municipal criminal investigation department.

Col Visal said that the dip can be attributed to police strengthening their work, and upping patrols in areas where foreign tourists and expatriates live and visit.

“So far, we have observed that criminal cases involving foreigners has decreased if compared with last year,” he said yesterday. “But we do not have exact statistics yet.”

According to a municipal police report, there were 60 criminal cases involving foreigners from 18 different nations in 2017.

The 60 criminal cases included two cases of murder, 12 cases of thefts, 41 cases of theft with aggravating circumstances, one case of rape, two cases of confinement, and two fraud cases. Among these 60 criminal cases, 100 people were arrested.

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