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    Istanbul Crime Rate 2024?

    If you want to visit, or live in Istanbul, you might wanna know what kind of city it is. Local hot spots, tips, maps etc is all the information that you can find in YabanciTalk. But, is it safe for you or your family in 2024? Governor Davut Gül announced in Istanbul that crimes against individuals have decreased by 10% compared to the same period last year, with a clearance rate of 98%.
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    In a report on Wednesday, Gül detailed the first four months of 2024, during which 576 operations against terrorist organizations resulted in the capture of 1,256 suspects. Of these, 300 were arrested, and 329 were subjected to judicial control measures.

    Speaking at the Istanbul Provincial Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD) Meeting Hall in Hasdal, Gül presented the security data for early 2024. He highlighted Istanbul's status as the world's 15th largest metropolis with a population nearing 16 million and described the dedication of 64,314 personnel, including police, gendarmerie, and coast guard members, to ensuring the city's safety.

    Gül shared specific data on counter-terrorism efforts, noting that 158 operations against the PKK resulted in 261 captures and 64 arrests, while 220 operations against the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) led to 352 captures and 90 arrests. Operations against religiously motivated terrorist organizations and left-wing terrorist groups also yielded significant results, with numerous arrests and judicial control measures applied.

    Financial disruption efforts included 65 operations capturing 132 suspects, with significant seizures of cash and the prevention of two Daesh-planned terrorist attacks. In the fight against organized crime, 86 operations dismantled 24 crime groups and seized a large cache of weapons.

    Gül reported on the success of operations against illegal arms trading and financial crimes, emphasizing the extensive seizures and arrests. Efforts against usury and aggravated fraud prevented substantial public damage.

    Crimes against property have also decreased by 21% compared to last year. The reduction in specific crimes includes a 38% drop in home burglaries and a 51% decline in car thefts. Law enforcement carried out extensive General Information Collection (GBT) inquiries, resulting in numerous penalties and the apprehension of 66,836 wanted individuals.

    In combating smuggling and drug abuse, numerous operations led to significant arrests and seizures of contraband and narcotics. Initiatives to protect youth from drug dangers involved inspecting school surroundings and educating over 108,000 mothers.

    Gül highlighted a 7% decrease in fatal car accidents due to rigorous vehicle inspections. Efforts by cybersecurity teams also led to numerous arrests for online crimes, and operations against migrant smuggling resulted in many arrests and judicial control measures.

    Finally, Gül expressed gratitude to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya, and the ministry for their support in maintaining Istanbul's peace and security.​
    Last edited by Castiel; 06-03-2024, 03:10 PM.