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Israel Police: Who are the Hard Core Complainers?

mishtAccording to Israel Police statistics from 2013, most complaints for disturbing the peace are received on weekends, during the nighttime hours and from residents of Tel Aviv.

The police ‘100’ dispatcher, Israel’s 911, received 9,208,890 calls in 2013. This represents a 9% increase from 2012. Forty percent of the complaints were from the southern and central districts, 18% Tel Aviv and 14% Yerushalayim. 23% of the calls were from the northern district. Most of the calls were for disturbing the peace, domestic quarrels, interference with quality of life and traffic noise disturbances.

Police add that 40,868 crimes occurred at 1 AM, 22,339 between noon and 13:00 and the quietest time of the day is 05:00-06:00, with 3,731 crimes reported.

The heaviest crime months are June, July and August. May records 34,436 crimes, June 31,797, July 33,493 and August 30,795. Car thefts account for 55% of the 19,590 police calls for thefts.

The most popular drugs are hashish and marijuana, and 2,553kg of hashish was confiscated in 2013 along with 1,171kg of marijuana. Methamphetamine is the most popular pill and 47,316 tablets were confiscated during the year.

In 2013 the fewest accidents and fatal accidents occurred on Shabbos and the day with the highest number was Sunday. Most fatal accidents occurred from 16:00-17:00 and the most accident prone time is 08:00-09:00. Persons 34-43 represent the age group most involved in accidents. Most fatal accidents are caused by excessive speed followed by failure to yield right of way.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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