Lieutenant-Colonel Rashid Al-Ma’ini, Acting Director of the Crime Prevention Department at the General Department of Criminal Investigation in Dubai Police, revealed to Al-Bayan that 407 security holes were detected, distributed between 333 last year and 74 during the first quarter of this year, with a significant decrease from the year 2020. Which recorded 556 vulnerabilities monitored.
These included abandoned buildings and cars, abandoned electric cables, sandy yards and abandoned warehouses, in addition to loopholes in gold shops and loopholes in residential complexes and villas, such as swimming pools that are not safe for children. The concerned authorities were contacted to remedy the matter in order to avoid further crimes.
Lieutenant-Colonel Al-Maaini indicated that a special program is currently being worked on to fill security gaps in buildings under construction in Dubai by installing surveillance cameras, providing a sufficient number of security guards, and providing places to store goods used in construction to prevent theft.
He pointed out that the matter is not related to the arrest of the perpetrators only, but also includes the presence of money and property that can be disposed of and that is difficult to recover, while this can be remedied by diligence and taking the necessary security and precautionary measures, noting that the Dubai Police are carrying out many awareness campaigns and continuous coordination with all parties to prevent the occurrence of any accident. the crime.
Lieutenant-Colonel Al-Maeini said that these security gaps are considered hotbeds for committing crimes, and among these gaps are abandoned houses, which some may exploit to commit crimes, as well as neglected cars that are vulnerable to theft, and some neglected goods were monitored on the sidewalks in several areas, including some commercial areas, Which is easy prey for the faint of heart.
Pointing out that the lack of adequate guarding or leaving electrical cables belonging to some companies in the desert areas makes them vulnerable to theft, as they are sold by professionals of this type of theft. The occurrence of crime and the preservation of lives and property, noting that the matter is not related to the arrest of the perpetrators only, but also includes the presence of money and property that can be disposed of and that is difficult to retrieve, while this can be remedied with care and security and precautionary measures are taken, noting that Dubai Police conducts many awareness and coordination campaigns. Continuing with all parties to prevent the occurrence of crime.
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