The meeting to evaluate the performance of General Department of Criminal Investigation of Dubai Police. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: The General Department of Criminal Investigation of Dubai Police has recorded a 25 per cent reduction in crime reports in the first quarter of 2023, compared to the same period last year.

The number of known reports in Q1 2023 increased by 97 per cent compared to Q1 2022. Non-alarming criminal reports also declined by 7.1 per cent in Q1 2023 compared to the same period in 2022.

This was disclosed at a performance evaluation meeting chaired by Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police. The meeting was attended by Major General Expert Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs, Major General Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation, and other senior officials.


Colonel Rashed Bin Dhaboui, Director of Criminal Control Department, presented a report on police efficiency and crime prediction in Q1 2023 compared to Q1 2022. The report highlighted the results achieved by the General Department of Criminal Investigations in implementing developmental and strategic plans to achieve desired objectives and indicators in reducing alarming crime rates, rapidly handling reports, reducing crimes in specific areas, and forming effective task forces.

Bin Dhaboui also explained the most critical cases handled and the reasons that led to the decrease in crime rates in cooperation with Dubai police stations, as well as predicting crime and emerging criminal methods using artificial intelligence techniques.

Major General Jamal Salem Al Jallaf emphasised that the periodic meetings chaired by the Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police contribute to enhancing performance efficiency, discussing future projects, and addressing potential obstacles. He added that these meetings follow an integrated methodology to evaluate the department’s quarterly results within a specific timeline, allowing an insight into the directions that determine the department’s goals and methods for evaluating results compared to previous years.