Muscat: The number of cases received by the public prosecution in 2022 increased by 14.5 percent compared to 2021 in the Sultanate of Oman.
The top crimes being: Bounced cheques, violations of the residence law of expats, violations of the Labour Law, crimes of narcotics and psychotropic substances, the crimes of information technology and electronic transactions.
The Public Prosecution said in it is annual report: “The number of misdemeanor cases last year amounted to 30,543 cases, an increase of 14.6 percent compared to 2021, and the number of defendants registered in cases during the past year reached 40,113, an increase of 15 percent compared to 2021, and the percentage of expatriates out of the total cases 42.3%.”
The completion rate of the Public Prosecution in the cases received during the past year reached 97%, as the number of cases referred to the courts reached 19,588 cases, and the number of cases filed reached 11,687 cases.
According to the statistics, the Governorate of Muscat recorded the highest number of cases, reaching 13,155 cases, at a rate of 40.8%, while the Governorate of Musandam recorded the lowest number of received cases, as it recorded 188 cases, at a rate of 0.6%.