Over 32,000 cases of financial crime in one year


More than 32,000 financial crimes were reported in a single year across the Kingdom’s major cities, local media quoted a report released by the Ministry of Justice as saying.

Riyadh had the highest financial crime rates last year with 9,062 cases, followed by Makkah with 8,141 cases, Jeddah (6,388 cases), Dammam (6,136 cases), Buraidah (1,740 cases) and Madinah (1,271 cases), the report said.

There were also more than 19,000 crimes related to narcotics trafficking, more than 7,000 liquor-related offenses, 4,141 robberies and 1,169 cases of employees running away, in addition to 494 cases of dishonesty, 416 cases of fraud, 243 money-laundering cases, 114 cases of embezzlement from nongovernmental agencies, 10 cases of forgery, seven cases of illegal money transfer and two cases of illicit money withdrawal, the report said.






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