Tunisia's criminal cases to hit 200,000 in 2018: study

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TUNIS, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- The number of criminal cases in Tunisia could hit 200,000 at the end of 2018, Neji Jalloul, head of Tunisian Institute of Strategic Studies (ITES), revealed on Thursday.

In the first 10 months, a total of 185,617 criminal cases were recorded in Tunisia, Jalloul said, quoting results of a study conducted by the ITES on crimes in Tunisia, at the opening of a seminar on crime prevention in Tunisia.

The number of criminal cases in 2017 in Tunisia was 196,848, compared to 173,070 in 2016, the study found.

About 48 percent of the prisoners in Tunisia are young people, 58 percent of whom are aged between 15 and 19 years old.

The district of Grand Tunis ranked in the first place in crime rate, followed by the regions of Sousse, Nabeul, Sfax and Tataouine.

These figures are both "disturbing and alarming," as they threaten the social order and security in Tunisia, Jalloul warned.

Jalloul said the rise in crimes is due to several factors including political, economic and social instability, deterioration of purchasing power, unemployment, poverty, and high school dropout rate. Enditem

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